Sunday, June 07, 2015

Arrest Made In NYC Trans Subway Attack

Homeless Man Charged With Hate Crime in Attack on Transgender WomanI'm happy to report that an arrest has been made in the wake of last Monday's attack on a 28 year old trans woman who was waiting for a train at the Bleecker St Station.

According to a Reuters report, NYPD arrested on Friday 32 year old homeless man Rolan Reid on the same 6 line the trans woman was attacked

Reid was acting erratically, threw a plastic Coke bottle at the woman, and subsequently shoved her off the Bleecker Street Station platform.

Reid has a history of 28 previous arrests and was spotted on a northbound 6 train and taken into custody at the Canal St. Station.  He had to be physically restrained at the station where he was booked and was taken to a hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.

Reid has been charged with second degree attempted murder as a hate crime and with various assault charges according to Sergeant Carlos Nieves.

The 28 year old victim of the alleged attack was treated at Bellevue Hospital for her injuries and released on Monday.

Know my NYC trans family will be keeping an eye on this case as it develops.  If  they pass along any pertinent information in it, you TransGriot readers will be made aware of it as well.

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