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Photo via Wikimedia Commons/Inset courtesy of NYPD
Photo via Wikimedia Commons/Inset courtesy of NYPD
Akeem Murphy (inset) is accused of recently attacking his girlfriend at the Union Turnpike subway station.

Police want to talk to the man pictured above who recently beat up his girlfriend at the Union Turnpike subway station on the Forest Hills/Kew Gardens border.

According to authorities, Akeem Murphy, 33, allegedly assaulted and choked the 21-year-old female victim after they departed a Jamaica Center-bound E train at the station in the vicinity of Queens Boulevard and Union Turnpike at 9:30 p.m. on the night of June 25.

Law enforcement sources said Murphy and the woman got into a dispute at the station, which led Murphy to strike her in the face. The woman then ran up the stairs, and Murphy followed her toward the turnstiles.

There, police said, Murphy grabbed his girlfriend from behind and began choking her, then fled out of the station on foot northbound.

Officers from the 112th Precinct responded to the incident; the woman was not seriously injured.

Police describe Murphy as a 33-year-old man standing 5 foot 10 inches tall, weighing 180 pounds, with brown eyes, black hair and a medium complexion. He was last observed wearing a black doo-rag, blue sneakers, a purple shirt and black jeans.

He also has a number of musical notes tattooed on his face and neck, including an eighth-note under his right eye and a treble clef over his Adam’s apple.

Anyone with information regarding Murphy’s whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish speakers, dial 888-57-PISTA), visit their website or send a text message to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.


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