Suspect Wanted for Allegedly Putting Swastika Sticker Inside '6' Train in Manhattan

Suspect via NYPD

Police released a photo taken by a subway passenger that shows a man wanted for placing a swastika sticker in the subway car.

Just before noon on Sunday, November 4, 2018, subway passengers spotted the man placing the hate symbol inside a southbound '6' Train as it entered Bleecker Street station. Note that the incident happened earlier this month, but police are now asking the public for information on the man's identity. Early November was also when a 17 and 18-year-old were taken into custody after drawing swastika in Brooklyn Heights, a man was arrested for drawing threatening messages inside a Prospect Heights synagogue, racist flyers were found posted in the Bronx, and a group of teens smashed a window at a Williamsburg synagogue, all amid a 13% rise in hate crimes in NYC and a 17% increase nationwide.

The suspect is described as a man in his 40s, 5'10" tall, average build, clean shaven with a shaved head, and was carrying a purple bag with a brightly-colored polka dot pattern.

If you have any information, contact NYPD CrimeStoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (1-800-577-8477), via text at CRIMES (274637), or via online form.


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