A man ranting against black women “trying to look white” punched a straphanger in the face aboard a Brooklyn subway train, authorities said.
The 32-year-old victim stepped onto a southbound 4 train at Borough Hall station when she spotted the man walking around the subway car calling white people “dogs” and making other racially charged statements around 7:15 p.m. Monday.
The suspect then started berating a black woman and made fun of her hair weave, claiming that she was trying to look white, officials said.
When the victim intervened and told the man to stop yelling at the woman, he swatted her with his baseball cap and punched her in the face.
He then fled the train at Nevins Street, police said.
Several other passengers took photos and video of the incident that show the suspect’s face but those images have not been released by police.
The woman was not seriously injured and refused medical attention.
Credit: NY Post