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Man attacked after preaching on New York subway
An elderly Christian man has been attacked on a train in New York for sharing the gospel.
According to witnesses, the 79-year-old man was holding a Bible and preaching during a train journey near Times Square in New York City when a person shouted expletives at him and hit him on the head with a shoe.
Instagram user @f.u.n.m.i.k.e documented a small part of the incident and also captured the aftermath which included the man's head bleeding and her trying to help him recover.
"What a world we live in that some people see preaching the word of God as a threat to their lives," she wrote in an Instagram post.
"This old man right here was just singing some gospel songs and sharing the word of God to people on the train, he didn't say anything to hurt anyone, he wasn't even loud, you could barely hear him talk but this is what he got in return..."
She added that after passenger hit the man with a stiletto heel, his Bible was thrown away.
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What a world we live in that some people see preaching the word of God as a threat to their lives.. This old man right here was just singing some gospel songs and sharing the word of God to people on the train, he didn't say anything to hurt anyone, he wasn't even loud, you could barely hear him talk but this is what he got in return from a transgendered Lady. Who hit him on the head with her heels ,threw his Bible away and no one didn't do anything to help but to look at this old man bleed. It's just so annoying because this old man was far away from Her.........I was just so mad and I felt I needed to do something to help him because he was bleeding too much. He's just an old man....... he doesn't deserve this ...Justice is needed. Please tag the right people who needs to see this .... this old man needs justice because the lady got away see the next post to see how terrified this old man was @abcnews @abcworldnewstonight @instablog9ja @tundeedut_news @cnn @theellenshow @frankrichboy @iamsteveharveytv @news12bx @train @tundeednut @officiallindaikeji @nytimes @@nypd @nypost @sonniebaduuk @tonyrapu @bishopjakes @shaunking #bekindbyellen #justice #mta #kindness #gospeltruth #newyork #newyorkcity #steveharvey #funmike #wordoftheday#tundeednut #instablog #newyorkcity #yabaleftonline
"I was just so mad and I felt I needed to do something to help him because he was bleeding too much," she added.
"He's just an old man. He doesn't deserve this. Justice is needed."
According to local TV new station Fox 5, the New York Police Department (NYPD) responded to a call about the assault and man was taken to New York University Hospital in a stable condition where he got 30 stitches.
Police have appealed for more information about the assault.
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