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Subway rider attacked inside the Roosevelt Avenue transit hub in Jackson Heights: NYPD

Jackson Heights subway attack
Police are looking for this man for allegedly punching out a subway rider at the Roosevelt Avenue-Broadway station in Jackson Heights last month. (Photo courtesy of NYPD)

The NYPD released new surveillance images Sunday, Aug. 7, that shows the suspect wanted in connection with an attack inside the Jackson Heights transit hub last month.

Police from the 110th Precinct in Elmhurst and Transit District 20 have been on the lookout for the assailant who assaulted a 37-year-old man as he was walking down the stairs inside the Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue/74st Street subway station during the evening rough hour on Friday, July 15.

Authorities say the victim bumped into the suspect, who proceeded to punch him multiple times in the face before running out of an emergency exit gate and out of the station towards Broadway and 77th Street.

EMS responded to the crime scene and transported the victim to Elmhurst Hospital Center for treatment.

Investigators are looking for a bearded man with a medium complexion, who was last seen wearing a dark baseball cap backward, a white T-shirt, and a black backpack.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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