By Tina Moore
A hate-spewing trio called a man an “Asian pig” and kicked and punched him on a Midtown train after demanding that he and a female companion give up their seats, cops said Sunday.
The three suspects, a man and two women, approached their 42-year-old victim and his 41-year-old female companion, who are both Asian, on the shuttle train from Grand Central Station to Times Square around 8 p.m. Saturday, police said.
The suspects ordered the victims to give up their seats, cops said. When that apparently didn’t happen, the suspects punched and kicked the male victim, leaving him with a small cut on his head, according to cops.
The suspects fled the train at Times Square.
The victim refused medical attention, cops said.
The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Unit is investigating, cops said.
Police released photos of the suspects.
Anyone with information regarding 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 tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/or on Twitter @NYPDTips.