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Police search for suspect in shoving incident in Richmond Hill subway station

Police are searching for this man suspected of an assault of a woman at a Richmond Hill subway station. (Photo courtesy of NYPD)

Police from the 102nd Precinct in Richmond Hill and Transit District 20 are searching for a man who shoved a woman down a staircase in the Jamaica-Van Wyck E/F subway station earlier this month.

It was around 5 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 14, when the suspect approached the 31-year-old victim and pushed her from behind, sending her stumbling headfirst down the stairs, police said.

The woman suffered pain to the right side of her body.

The assailant followed her to the mezzanine area of the station and then jumped the turnstile into the subway system, according to the NYPD.

The suspect is described as a man, 25 to 40 years old, last seen wearing a dark-colored baseball cap, a yellow jacket and dark-colored pants.

No arrests have been made. 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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