Long Beach man charged with hate crime in racist rant on LIRR

<p>Prosecutors say the man seen in the video is 58-year-old Edward Ruggiero.<br /> &nbsp;</p>

News 12 Staff

May 24, 2018, 9:56 AM

Updated 2,190 days ago

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Hate crime charges have been filed against a Long Beach man after his rant on the Long Island Rail Road went viral.
Prosecutors say the man seen in the video is 58-year-old Edward Ruggiero.
According to prosecutors, he physically threatened a 25-year-old black woman and yelled racist remarks at her on a train that was headed to Long Beach from Penn Station last month.
If convicted, he faces up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine.


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