Police on Thursday busted the hate-filled rider who fractured a woman’s spine during an attack on a Queens subway, authorities said.
Allasheed Allah, 54, was arrested Thursday morning and charged with assault as a hate crime and aggravated assault as a hate crime for the Nov. 30 attack, police and sources said.
He was nabbed after someone recognized his photo and alerted authorities of his name and his whereabouts, police said.
Allasheed allegedly approached the 20-year-old victim, who was standing with another woman, while they were riding a Manhattan-bound E train through Queens during evening rush hour.
“Kiss her again, you d—s,” he told them, police sources said.
The women tried to walk away, but Allasheed followed after them. He approached the victim from behind and punched her in the back of her head — causing her to fall to the ground and hit her head again, police said.
The victim was rushed to Elmhurst Hospital Center with a fractured spine, police said.
The victim said her friend “gave me a kiss on the cheek while she was making a Snapchat” — an innocent start to a nightmare that left her with a spinal fracture. Though the peck was platonic, police say suspect Allssheed Allah flew into a rage at the sight.
“That’s when the guy across from us started screaming slurs at us … I guess the kiss triggered him,” recounted the woman, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
The hulking homophobe then threatened the pair: “Don’t do that gay s— in front of me! Do that one more time and watch what happens!”
When the two students stood to find new seats, the screaming man sprang to his feet and bum-rushed them from behind.
“I knew he was going to hit me,” the slender college student continued Thursday. “He punched me in the back. I turned around and before I could even defend myself …. he threw me back. My head hit the pole and my back hit the ground.”
Allah, 54, of Harlem, was arrested Wednesday night and charged with aggravated harassment and assault as a hate crime. He faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted.
After the attack, the young victim was hospitalized with a C7 vertebrae fracture near the base of the neck, along with torn ligaments in both elbows from her violent landing. The woman, who was initially taken to Elmhurst Hospital, was still wearing a neck brace nearly a month after the attack, although she returned immediately to school for her exams.