Police managed to obtain images of the suspect from security cameras at Far Rockaway and Mott Avenue station before the incident took place.
He is described as having a medium complexion, medium build and hair on the chin.
He was last seen carrying a black backpack and wearing a black baseball cap, a white hooded sweatshirt, white sweatpants and white sneakers.
The incident is being investigated as a hate crime. Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), submit tips via the Crime Stoppers website or message @NYPDTips on Twitter.
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