By Sadef Ali Kully
Police were searching for four suspects who pushed a police officer from the NYPD Transit Unit onto the tracks when they were stopped for not paying a subway fare at the Jamaica Center/Parsons-Archer terminal in downtown Jamaica.
After midnight Jan. 31, two women and two men dodged paying the subway fare when they walked through the service gate, police said.
Two uniformed police officers, from Transit Unit District 20, attempted to stop the group near the tracks of the E train, but the suspects made a run for it, according to police officials.
The NYPD said that during the pursuit, one of the males knocked one of the police officers onto the train tracks.
The officer’s partner was able to quickly pull him off the tracks to the platform, where they both lost sight of the group who left the station, police said.
The NYPD released a subway video surveillance showing all four suspects walking through the service entrance.
The first suspect is a black man between 20 to 25 years old, 5 feet 8 inches, 150 pounds, last seen wearing a black “bubble” jacket, a blue hooded sweater, blue sweatpants and black sneakers.
The second suspect is a white woman or light-skinned Hispanic, between 20 to 25 years old, 5 feet 6 inches, 120 pounds, last seen wearing a yellow scarf, a black coat, blue jeans and black rain boots.
The third suspect is a black man, between 20 to 25 years old, 5 feet 7 inches, 170 pounds, last seen wearing a purple do-rag, a white sweater with blue stripes, light blue jeans and black sneakers.
The fourth individual is a black woman, between 20 to 25 years old, 5 feet 6 inches, 135 pounds, last seen wearing a dark colored baseball cap, a black sweater and camouflage pants
If anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.
The public can also submit tips at Crime Stoppers website WWW.NYPDC
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