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Man Punched Multiple Times in the Face at Queens Plaza Subway Station Early Wednesday: NYPD

The NYPD is looking for this man who allegedly assaulted a straphanger at the Queens Plaza station early Wednesday morning (Photo: NYPD)

Sept. 29, 2022 By Czarinna Andres

A 50-year-old man was punched multiple times in the face at a subway station in Long Island City during the early hours Wednesday morning, according to police.

The victim was aboard a Forest Hills-bound R train at around 12:15 a.m. when the suspect threw an unknown object at him while the train was at the Queens Plaza station. When the victim exited the train at the station, the suspect followed him onto the mezzanine level and punched him several times in the face.

The suspect, according to police, also struck the victim with a “wet floor” sign causing minor cuts and swelling to his face and lips. The alleged perpetrator then fled the station.

The victim was transported to NYC Health & Hospitals/Elmhurst in stable condition.

The suspect is described as being in his 50s and approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall. Police said he has a medium build, medium skin complexion and was wearing a turquoise T-shirt, light colored jeans and black sneakers.

Police released photos of the suspect.

Anyone with information in regard to the attack is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or, for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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Concerned Citizen

Check the homeless shelters in the area. They are a haven for criminals, thieves, and murderers.

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Srinivas

We need more homeless shelters! In different parts of the city. This way, this homeless gentleman would be busy taking public transport between the facilities instead of having free time to attach anyone. In conclusion, it’s not his fault, it’s the fault of the society, government and Trump.

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More shootings in subway stations?

Exactly, it should be easy easier to get guns. This psycho would have had one but…

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Frank

He probably wouldn’t have used it…the average person just cowers and does nothing…reality. He could’ve had steel tipped boots, pepper spray…but he didn’t. He probably didn’t even swing back. These guys might be crazy but they still pick their targets according to age and gender. I’m not a tough guy or anything like that, plus I’m 60. I probably lost more fights on average than won them…but even a raving lunatic is not gonna get a free punch at me. Until people start pushing back, this is not going to end.

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Anonymous

Crime stoppers are seeking tips so the suspect can be identified, arrested and immediately released.

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JimmyBags

Many questions will be answered during “medium skin complexion” month which falls between January and March.

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Mac

Another psycho allowed to just roam the city. Enforce vagrancy and loitering laws. Strengthen prison psychiatric capability and resources. This is a matter of public safety.

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