By Gabriel Rom
Police have released surveillance video of a man who they believe stabbed another man several times in the butt on subway platforms in both Forest Hills and Kew Gardens Sunday evening.
Police described the suspect as approximately 25 years old, 6 feet tall and weighing about 200 pounds. He was dressed in a red-and-black checkered jacket, Oakland Raiders shirt, black pants and black hat. According to the video he has what looks like a cast on his right hand.
The victim told police he only became aware of his wounds when he returned home.
The man was waiting for a eastbound F train at the 71st/Continental Avenue station in Forest Hills around 7:10 p.m. when he said another passenger bumped into him, according to police.
The victim, who said his attacker followed him when he got on the train and then when he got off at the Union Turnpike-Kew Gardens station, where the victim told investigators the man “bumped into his buttocks” several more times, authorities said.
The victim said he did not know the assailant, according to police.
Only later did the victim find three puncture wounds to his left buttock and one to his right buttock, each of them about half an inch wide, according to police.
The victim reported the incident and was taken to Forest Hills Hospital in stable condition, police said.
Police officials said they were not sure why the attack occurred or what the motive was.
No arrests had been made as of Tuesday afternoon.