Man sought in assault of MTA worker inside Jamaica Estates subway station: NYPD

Police are looking for this suspect who allegedly attacked an on-duty MTA worker while she was inside a Jamaica Estates subway station earlier this month. (NYPD)

The NYPD on Dec. 27 released surveillance video that shows a suspect who allegedly attacked an MTA worker inside a Jamaica Estates subway station 10 days earlier.

On the morning of Saturday, Dec. 17, a 36-year-old on-duty MTA employee was on the northbound platform at the Midland Parkway and Hillside Avenue F train station around 5:20 a.m., when she was approached by an unidentified man who punched her in the back of her head with a closed fist causing pain, police said.

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The victim chased the suspect through the station and an emergency gate before the assailant fled on foot in an unknown direction. The victim refused medical attention at the scene, according to authorities.

Police from the 107th Precinct in Fresh Meadows are looking for the suspect who is believed to be between the ages of 30 and 40 and is described as having dark skin with a medium build. He was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, black pants, black and white sneakers and a black winter hat. He was also holding a black jacket.

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