Woman suffers broken jaw during random attack on board a 7 train: NYPD

7 train attack broken jaw

A woman suffered a broken jaw when she was attacked while riding the 7 train earlier this month.

Police from the 108th Precinct in Long Island City and Transit District 20 are looking for a man who assaulted the woman as she rode a Manhattan-bound train near the Hunters Point Avenue subway station just after 2 a.m. on Sunday, June 12.

The suspect approached the 39-year-old woman and proceeded to punch her in the face, breaking her jaw, police said. The assailant got off the train at Hunters Point Avenue and ran off in an unknown direction.

EMS responded to the scene and transported the woman to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition.

The NYPD released a surveillance photo of the suspect and described him as a dark-skinned man approximately 25 to 30 years old, 6 feet tall and around 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt and black pants.

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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