NYPD Makes Arrest In Subway Anti-Gay Hate Crime

The Associated Press reports:

Police say they have arrested a man suspected of sucker-punching a woman and fracturing her spine in an anti-gay attack aboard a New York City subway train.

Allah Allasheed was charged Thursday with assault as a hate crime in the Nov. 30 attack in Queens aboard a Manhattan-bound E train.

The 54-year-old’s arrest comes days after the NYPD’s Hate Crime Task Force publicized a photo and video of the suspect.

The attack came after the assailant saw the victim give a “goodbye peck on the cheek” to a female friend. News accounts have not disclosed if either of the women are actually gay.