Kirstan Conley, New York Post, September 9, 2013
An attacker pummeled a bus passenger so hard he smashed the bones in his face after calling the victim a “cracker” in Manhattan–marking the second time in two days that people appeared to be randomly targeted in racial tirades against white people, authorities said.
In the latest incident, the suspect passed a 31-year-old rider on the M60 bus riding through Harlem, on West 127th Street, between Amsterdam Avenue and Morningside Drive, around 2:45 p.m., Friday, when he shouted the racial slur and punched the victim in the face, breaking his nose and eye socket, cops said.
The victim was treated for facial fractures at New York Presbyterian Hospital and released, police said.
The suspect in the Harlem attack is 5-foot-11, 185 pounds and is believed to be in his late 30s.