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Detectives are seeking the assailant who punched a teenager in the face as they walked down the stairs to the 7 train in Flushing.

At 5:11 p.m. on June 9, an unknown man was walking down the stairs into the the Main Street—Flushing subway station when he punched a 14-year-old boy in the face. According to police, the victim and the assailant had not exchanged words prior to the attack.

Following the assault, the suspect fled the scene on foot eastbound on Roosevelt Avenue. The victim suffered pain and swelling to the face and was treated for his injuries at Flushing Hospital.

Police described the suspect as a black man in his 20s, standing 5 feet, 7 inches tall and weighing 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black baseball cap, a beige shirt, beige pants, black sneakers and he had on a black and gray backpack.

Anyone with information in regards 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 Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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