New York Police Hunt Black Suspect in Violent Homophobic, Race Hate Attack Against White Man

A surveillance camera still of the suspect in the New York anti-white, anti-gay violent hate attack. NYPD

New York City police are hunting for a male suspect who assaulted another man in a violent hate attack on a bus, which left the victim in agony with facial swelling.

Police said the black male punched a 29-year-old white man in the face while making anti-white comments. The incident took place on the B25 MTA bus on Fulton Street in Downtown Brooklyn at around 9:55 a.m. on July 30.

"An unidentified individual approached the male victim on the bus and struck the victim in the face with a closed fist and made an anti-white remark," said a statement by New York Police Department.

"The unidentified individual proceeded to get off the bus at the intersection of Fulton Street and Bond Street and fled on foot southbound on Bond Street."

During the attack, the suspect also made anti-gay comments, reported NBC New York. He reportedly told his victim: "I hate everyone like you, a white b**** h***."

Though not explicitly mentioned in the NYPD release about the incident, a police spokesperson confirmed to Newsweek there was a homophobic element to the attack.

The suspect is about 5 feet 10 inches tall, between 180 and 200 lbs in weight, and had an earring in his left ear.

A surveillance camera image of the suspect shows him wearing a black Nike sweater, black Nike sweatpants, a black baseball cap turned backwards, and black sunglasses.

NYPD urged any witnesses or individuals who recognize the suspect to get in touch.

Police said: "Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577."

Earlier in July, a white New York woman was arrested after a racist rant on a bus during which she called other passengers the n-word and "illegal immigrants" before attacking someone filming her.

"F*** you and your [n-word] f***ing people!" Anne Marie Messiano, 57, screams at several passengers in the video, which was posted to Facebook.

"I hope you all have got your f***ing papers. You got papers to be in this country?" the woman says in the video. "You think it's a f***ing joke. He's videotaping me. 'Hi, how are you doing sweetheart? I love you,'" she says sarcastically, blowing kisses. "I love all you illegal immigrants. You do wonders for our country."