A young man was beaten and slashed in a random attack inside a Corona subway station early Sunday morning, Oct. 23, according to authorities.
Police from the 115th Precinct in Jackson Heights and Transit District 20 are on the lookout for three suspects who approached the 21-year-old as he sat on a bench waiting for the 7 train at the Junction Boulevard subway station above Roosevelt Avenue around 1:30 a.m. on Oct. 23. The three unidentified men then began to curse at the victim before punching and slashing him in an unprovoked assault, police said.
The suspects fled the station onto Roosevelt Avenue and ran off in an unknown direction. The victim was transported to Elmhurst Hospital Center, where he was listed in stable condition.
The NYPD released surveillance photos of the suspect on Oct. 24.
One of the suspects was seen wearing eyeglasses, a yellow Champion sweatshirt and a black jacket. The second assailant also wore eyeglasses, along with a gray hooded sweatshirt, a gray baseball cap and a black bag slung over a shoulder. The third suspect wore a white hoodie and a black face covering, and he had a black fanny pack across his chest.
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.