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NYPD Release Video of Man Getting Punched in the Face at Jackson Heights Subway Station

Suspect (NYPD) and 74 St. – Broadway Station  (Photo: Courtesy of Harrison Leong CC BY-SA 4.0)

May 6, 2020 By Michael Dorgan

Police have released video footage of a man who punched a straphanger in the face at a Jackson Heights subway station last month.

On April 20, at around 10:05 a.m., the suspect got into a heated argument with a 53-year-old man on the Manhattan-bound 7 Train platform at the 74th St. Broadway station, police said.

The suspect then punched the 53-year-old in the face and in doing so knocked the victim’s cellphone from his hand, according to police.

The alleged perpetrator then fled the scene in an unknown location.

The victim suffered pain and bruising to his mouth. He refused medical attention at the scene, police said.

Police said that the victim subsequently recovered his cellphone.

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 Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

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How about don’t provoke people, why does this person keep recording him? Take his picture and move on. Don’t be the police, call the police, report the crime on social media, and let police do the work. If it doesn’t get responded, or response is too late, share with your local politicians.
Stop acting like recording someone will suddenly beam them to local jail.

Interesting how

they never said what mr 53 year old ‘victim’ witnessed the ‘perp’ doing in order to spark ‘vic’ to start recording.

all we see is vic being a 1984 big brother is watching you! got what he deserved.


Dont forget the supermarkets in the area that have jacked up food prices like crazy, especially the Green Valley store.


I am retired and i am home staying safe, heres hoping everybody is ok and healthy,, listen and learn cause it will not go away anytime soon,, remember use your brain dont retaliate if words are exchanged,,,keep yourself moving.


Deirdre, I also saw a man stealing from a market and chose not to say anything. But not out of fear. It was out of sympathy and compassion. A person stealing food is more likely desperate to feed themselves or family. There are not enough food banks open and many are running out of food to distribute to those in need. People are being turned away at local schools because the food is not enough their are giving away and sometimes insufficient if you have food allergies or dietary restrictions. Even the masks the city is giving out is turning people away. These are desperate times. The markets limitings staff and shoppers, rising food prices and limiting sales is also not helping. There are taking advantage of this situation.


there’s a difference between stealing for want and stealing for need. an xbox is a want. a plasma tv is a want. food is a need. a bar of soap is a need. tell for the want. pray for the need.


So much tension everywhere. There was a heated argument at a local pharmacy that I witnessed the other day. It really scared me because they were both very loud and one took off his mask. I left the store when I saw the workers walking away from the scene. Also I feel so guilty but I saw someone shoplifting at a market. The man looked directly at me when i approached the isle and I did my best to pretend i did not notice. By the time I could find a grocery worker I saw him going through an empty cashier isle and exiting the store. I did not report anything out of fear. I feel guilty about that. I would always wonder why people do not get involved but after I was a witness to a crime the truth is I just went numb. Where is the NYPD? With so many places closed shouldn’t they be patrolling the subway and places that are open? I mean I understand they have fear of getting infected also but what about making it easier to ask for police assistance or just making themselves visible. I am sure many crime is being under reported and people are choosing not to get involved out of fear.

we dont even know what sparked him to record

so according to this proof there is no crime other than the victim being the actual perp in this case. his proof is no proof.

in any event… I understand where you are coming from regarding not telling about shoplifting due to fear but you also have to put into perspective WHAT is being shoplifted: food/other small necessity OR electronics. food you need. toothbrush you need. xbox is a want. tell for the want. pray for the need.

Chef of the future

John Rocker had a valud point about the 7 train a few years back.


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