Teenager Attacked by Panhandler Asking for Dollar in East Broadway Station

Posted on: September 17th, 2021 at 5:07 am by

Photo: NYPD

The East Broadway subway station bolsters its reputation as haven of crime this week with reports that a teenager was attacked by an aggressive panhandler.

According to police, at 8:15am last Sunday (September 12), an unknown man approached a 16-year-old boy asking for a dollar. When the teenager refused, the suspect followed, and muttered racist remarks, saying “You white people think you can do whatever you want.”

The suspect proceeded to kick the victim in the abdomen and leg, and shoved him to the ground, according to published reports. He then fled the scene on foot. The victim suffered pain and bruising but apparently refused medical attention at the scene.

The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is reportedly investigating.

Despite recent repairs inside the 85-year-old station, including scrubbing and tile replacement, it remains synonymous with grift. Crime is the norm, with muggings and swipe swindling commonplace. A few years ago, it ranked twelfth on a list of the top twenty-five most dangerous subway stops in the system.

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