Straphanger wanted for punching woman on Queens E train

Photo courtesy of NYPD

A woman was allegedly punched in the face and elbowed after she told a man to stop touching her leg on a Queens subway train.

Police are now looking for the person who assaulted her.

The incident happened aboard a Manhattan-bound E train near the Court Square-23rd Street station at 7:50 a.m. on May 30, said the NYPD.

After the suspect assaulted the 46-year-old victim, he detrained and fled at that stop.

The victim received bruising to her face and refused medical attention at the scene, said police.

The suspect is described as black, 40 to 50 years old, 6′ tall, 200 to 210 pounds and has an accent.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto Crime Stoppers website or can text their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.



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