March 17, 2021 By Michael Dorgan
A 67-year-old man was punched in the face in an unprovoked attack at a Long Island City subway station Monday.
The perpetrator, police said, allegedly approached the victim inside the Court Square-23rd Street subway station at around 9:50 a.m. and sucker punched him without cause, according to police.
The victim had been waiting for a 7 train on the Manhattan-bound platform. No words had been exchanged between the 67-year-old and his attacker prior to the assault.
The assailant then fled the station.
EMS responded to the scene and treated the victim for a cut lip, police said.
Police released video footage of the suspect who was wearing a navy jacket, red tracksuits pant and an orange backpack.
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 WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips.