Subway rider bashes man in the head with a blunt object on the F train in Elmhurst

Photo via Wikimedia Commons/Inset courtesy of NYPD

Cops need the public’s help in finding a man who assaulted a 26-year-old man with a blunt object while riding the F train in Elmhurst last weekend.

Police said the incident took place at 12:50 p.m. on Oct. 29 on a stopped, Jamaica-bound F train at the Woodhaven Boulevard station.

According to law enforcement sources, the suspect repeatedly struck the man’s head with his fists and an unknown object. The motive for the attack remains under investigation.

Paramedics brought the victim to Elmhurst Hospital for treatment of a head laceration.

The NYPD described the assailant as a black man between 50 and 55 years of age, standing between 5 feet and 5 foot 5 inches tall, with short, gray hair.

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Police ask anyone with information about the suspect’s whereabouts to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). They can also visit their website or send a text message to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.