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Subway street performer wanted for assaulting rider on E train

Inset photo courtesy of NYPD/Background photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/Adam E. Moreira

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who punched and spat on a subway rider on the E train on Sept. 24.

The suspect was performing on a south-bound E train headed toward Queens Plaza in Long Island City, when he allegedly approached a 55-year-old male and told him to stop recording his performance, police said. The suspect than punched the man in the face, causing a laceration on his upper lip, and spat on him.

The perpetrator, described as a black male, 18 to 25 years old and approximately 5 foot 8 inches to 5 foot 10 inches tall, fled when the train arrived at the Queens Plaza stop. Police said the suspect weighs about 160 pounds, has black hair, brown eyes, a thin build and was last seen wearing a black and red Chicago Bulls cap, white T-shirt, black sweat pants and red sneakers.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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