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Man attacked by hockey stick-swinging brute after trying to help fellow subway rider in Queens: NYPD

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Cops are looking for this suspect who allegedly attacked a man with a hockey stick inside a Long Island City subway station Tuesday afternoon. (Courtesy of NYPD)

A good Samaritan was assaulted inside a Court Square subway station by a bald-headed man who was swinging a hockey stick Tuesday evening.

Police from the 108th Precinct in Long Island City and Transit District 20 are on the lookout for the suspect who was involved in a melee inside the 23rd Street – Ely Avenue station, at around 5:30 p.m. on May 31.

On the platform for the northbound E train, a 54-year-old man saw the suspect punching another man and attempted to intervene, police said. The alleged assailant proceeded to head butt the victim and grabbed a hockey stick he had in his possession and proceeded to smash the victim over the back of his neck before fleeing the station on foot in an unknown direction.

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Cops are looking for this suspect who allegedly attacked a man with a hockey stick inside a Long Island City subway station Tuesday afternoon. (Courtesy of NYPD)

The victim sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was treated at Mount Sinai Hospital-Queens in Astoria, authorities said.

The NYPD released surveillance images of the suspect who is described as approximately 30-years old with a light complexion, medium build and a bald head. He was last seen wearing a gray polo shirt, tan trousers, black and white sneakers and a gray backpack.

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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