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Man punches 74-year-old woman in the head at Woodside train station

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Police are looking for a man who slugged a 74-year-old woman as she walked down the stairs of a Woodside subway stop last weekend.

On May 1, at approximately 5:15 p.m., the victim was walking down the stairs from the 65th Street subway station when the suspect walked up the stairs. He punched the woman in the head once and fled up the stairs and into the street, police said.

The suspect is described as a black male, standing between 5 feet, 10 inches to 6 feet tall and was last seen wearing a red jacket and blue jeans.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential. All calls are strictly confidential.

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