Teenager slugged in face during assault inside Woodside 7 train station: NYPD

Woodside 7 train assault
Cops are looking for this suspect who allegedly assaulted a 13-year-old boy inside the 61st Street 7 train station in Woodside last week. (Courtesy of NYPD)

A youngster was assaulted inside the Woodside transit hub during the afternoon of Wednesday, July 20.

Police from the 108th Precinct and Transit District 20 are looking for the suspect who engaged in a verbal dispute with the 13-year-old boy inside the 61st Woodside Avenue 7 train subway station above Roosevelt Avenue just after 4 p.m.

Woodside 7 train assault
Courtesy of NYPD

The argument escalated when the man shoved the teen to the ground and then punched him in the face, causing a laceration under his left eye, police said. The suspect fled in an unknown direction and the victim was taken to Elmhurst Hospital Center in stable condition.

The NYPD released surveillance images of the suspect who was last seen wearing a yellow tank top with blue lettering and a yellow 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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