Cops seek man who cut woman on 7 train in Corona

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The NYPD is looking for a man who assaulted a 29-year-old woman on a 7 train in Corona earlier this week.

On Wednesday, Aug. 5, around 4:30 p.m., a 29-year-old woman entered a Manhattan-bound 7 train at the Junction Boulevard station, according to the NYPD. Upon entering the train, she stood in front of a man who became agitated, police say.

The man began to kick the woman and shout at her, according to the authorities. The woman then took her cell phone out to record the man, which only agitated him further, cops said. He began to curse the woman and swing a lanyard with a folding knife attached to it toward the woman, according to the police.

After being cut in the arm by lanyard, the woman fled the train at the 82nd Street station. The man stayed on train.

The 29-year-old woman refused medical attention.

The assailant is described as being around 28 years old, standing around 6 feet tall, with brown eyes and close cut dark hair, according to the police. He was last seen wearing a blue long sleeve shirt, gray shorts and dark gray shoes.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information in regard to the identity of the suspects 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 CrimeStoppers website at nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

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