Police have arrested a Brooklyn man who assaulted a woman and her girlfriend after yelling anti-LGBT slurs at them on the subway.
The altercation occurred last Saturday night when Antoine Thomas, 27, got into a heated argument with one of the women on a Brooklyn-bound Q train. According to police reports, Thomas screamed, “F*ggot! D*ke!” while purposely bumping into the pair.
When the victims tried to calm him down, he launched at them and beat one of the women until she fell to the ground unconscious.
The 24-year-old victim was taken to a local hospital where she was treated for a concussion, a broken eye socket and several cuts that required stitches.
Though Thomas Fled the train after the attack, he was quickly apprehended by officers who arrested him on the spot. He was later charged for assault, menacing and harassment.
Officials said the NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the attack, which means the charges against Thomas could be elevated to hate crimes.