BART police seek suspect in security uniform who punched victim, yelled gay slur

BART police are looking for a man wearing a security uniform who punched another man in an apparent hate crime attack at the Powell Street station in San Francisco on Monday night.

Police said the male victim was standing on the platform shortly after 11:20 p.m. when the suspect walked up, called him several gay slurs and then punched him in the face.

The male victim reported the crime at the station agent's booth and the suspect boarded a Pittsburg/Bay Point train.

Police stopped the train at MacArthur BART station but were unable to locate the suspect.

The suspect is described as a black man who is 5 feet 8 inches tall and 135 pounds and was wearing a black security uniform with a silver badge on the right side.