"I am absolutely sickened by the vicious anti-LGBTQ assault on a Bronx subway platform early this morning. This horrific and ugly crime is repugnant to our values as New Yorkers, and we have zero tolerance for such vile acts of hate.
"I am directing the State Police Hate Crimes Task Force to assist the NYPD in its investigation into this brutal attack to ensure the coward responsible is brought to justice.
"While those fueled by hate try to spread fear and intolerance in our communities, New York will continue to be a beacon of hope and acceptance for all. When you attack one New Yorker, you attack all New Yorkers, and we want the LGBTQ community to know we will always have their backs."