Suspect sought in unprovoked attack of 68-year-old woman in a Forest Hills subway station: NYPD

Forest Hills subway attack
Cops are looking for this suspect who allegedly punched a 68-year-old woman in the head in a Forest Hills subway station. (Courtesy of NYPD)

Police from the 112th Precinct in Forest Hills and Transit District 20 are looking for a man who assaulted a woman in the Forest Hills-71st Street subway station in April, according to the NYPD.

The 68-year-old woman had just gotten off the subway on the evening of Saturday, April 2, when she was approached by the suspect as she approached the staircase to the mezzanine. Without provocation, the thug struck the woman in the back of her head and fled in an unknown direction, police said.

The victim was transported by EMS to NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Queens in stable condition.

The NYPD released three surveillance images of the assailant on Friday. He was last seen wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt with dark pants and dark shoes.

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. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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