Man sought in R train assault at Queens Plaza: NYPD

man sought R train assault
NYPD searches for this man who assaulted another man on the R train at the Jackson Avenue and Queens Boulevard subway station. (Photo courtesy of MTA)

The NYPD is asking for the public’s help with identifying an individual wanted in connection with an assault that took place on a northbound R train at the Jackson Avenue and Queens Boulevard subway station on Wednesday, Sept. 28. 

At approximately 12:15 a.m., within the confines of the 108th Precinct, an unidentified man threw an unknown object at the 50-year-old male victim while aboard the R train. As they exited the train, the victim followed the man to the mezzanine level where the man began punching the victim in the face. 

The male also struck the victim with a wet floor sign, resulting in minor cuts and swelling to the face and lips. The man fled the scene in an unknown direction. The victim was taken to NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst in stable condition. 

The assailant is described as a man in his 50s with a medium complexion who is approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall with a medium build. He was last seen wearing a turquoise T-shirt, light colored jeans and black sneakers. 

man sought R train assault
NYPD is searching for this individual who assaulted a 50-year-old man on the R train. (Photo courtesy of MTA)

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or, for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/ or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

All calls are strictly confidential.