Police searching for man who slashed and bashed a passenger on N train in Astoria

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Cops need your help in identifying a man who punched and sliced a 59-year-old man on the N train in Astoria.

According to police, the incident occurred at about 10:50 p.m. on Jan. 4 when the suspect began arguing with the victim as he entered the N train at the Ditmars Boulevard stop. The argument escalated and the suspect proceeded to punch the victim in the head and face, which caused swelling.

Law enforcement sources said the perpetrator then used an unknown object to cut the victim’s forehead when the train pulled up to the Astoria Boulevard station. The suspect fled the scene; the victim was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital to be treated.

The suspect is described as a black man in his mid to late 20s, approximately 5 feet, 7 inches and 210 pounds. He was last seen wearing a green jacket, T-shirt and a military style book bag.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 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 and messages are kept confidential.


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