Man pulls a knife on a subway patron who saw him peeing on an Astoria subway platform

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Photo via Flickr, inset courtesy of the NYPD

He just couldn’t hold it in any longer.

Cops are looking for a man who was caught relieving himself at an Astoria subway station platform — and then pulled a knife on the witness who saw him do it.

According to police, at 2:18 p.m. on Jan. 27, a 43-year-old man was at the Broadway station when he saw the suspect urinating on the platform. He went up to the peeing perp and asked what he was doing while taking a picture of him.

Law enforcement sources aid the suspect then displayed a knife and began to threaten the victim, who tried to get away from the suspect in the station. He followed the victim for a short period of time before fleeing the station on foot.

Police described the knife-wielding suspect as a Hispanic man in his 50s and standing 6 feet tall. He was last seen wearing a brown coat, a green shirt, a gray sweater, blue slacks and brown shoes.

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 and messages are kept confidential.