Man Pushed Toward NYC Subway Tracks for Being White
A man was assaulted on an East Harlem, N.Y. subway platform reportedly because of his race, the New York Post reported.
The 28-year-old, who is white and was not further identified, was allegedly standing on the MTA platform at 125th Street and Lexington Avenue when Gary Weeks, 51, shoved him toward the tracks.
"I don't like white people," police sources say Weeks uttered as he pushed the younger man toward the Bronxbound 4 & 5 trains' tracks.
The man did not fall onto the tracks and was able get away from Weeks with the help of a fellow straphanger, the Post reported.
Weeks was combative when the NYPD arrived and allegedly spat in one officer's face before being hauled off for a psychiatric evaluation.
A hate crime charge of attempted murder has been levied against Weeks.