A man who hurled anti-gay slurs at a woman and broke her spine on an E train on November 30 has been arrested, the NYPD announced on Thursday.
Allasheed Allah, 54, was charged with assault as a hate crime and aggravated assault as a hate crime after he allegedly — according to the Daily News — called the woman a “dyke” and then hit her so hard that she fell to the ground and broke her spine.
After the attack, Allah fled the train at the Forest Hills 71st Ave. station, but not before his face was caught on video — and that wound up making the difference in the investigation by the NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force.
Police first announced the case on December 8 and they were unaware of the man’s identity at the time. But the photo of his face was widely circulated, and a police spokesperson told Gay City News that a tip led to his arrest.
Allah, who resides in Manhattan, was taken into custody at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday.