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NYPD Releases Terrifying Video of Hammer Attack at Queens Plaza Station

Woman hit in the head with hammer in LIC (Photo NYPD)

Police have released a video of a woman being repeatedly hit in the head with a hammer by a mugger in Long Island City Thursday night (Photo: NYPD)

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Feb. 25, 2022 By Michael Dorgan

Police have released a shocking video of a woman being repeatedly hit in the head with a hammer by a mugger at Queens Plaza Thursday night, leaving her in critical condition.

The terrifying footage captures a 57-year-old woman walking down a flight of steps at an entrance to the Queens Plaza subway station at around 11:20 p.m. before she is kicked in the back by a man.

The woman, who is seen holding onto a rail on her way down the steps, is kicked a second time by the suspect who can then be seen pulling out a hammer and striking the victim in the back of the head.

Suspect (NYPD)

The perpetrator hits the helpless woman with the hammer around a dozen more times, striking her in the head and the back, the footage shows.

The victim then falls to the ground while the suspect grabs her bag and casually walks back up the steps before fleeing southbound on Queens Plaza South, police said.

The woman was transported by EMS to New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center with a fractured skull and lacerations to her head, cops said.

Police said the victim’s bag contained $120 cash, two rings, two cell phones as well as debit cards and credit cards.

The suspect was last seen wearing a black-colored hooded coat, a black mask, blue jeans and black shoes. He also carried a cane.

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

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Another attack that my sister from another country saw on her local news channels! She is so concerned.

John Z

Our elected officials say we don’t have anything to worry about and you should go back to work.

I say we hold those elected officials responsible for the decisions they make. And put them in jail with the people they let out.


A 57 yr old going home from work at 11:20pm & taking the train ? Why didn’t she take cab she could afford it makes good money .
Nothing good ever happens after 11pm


This was caused by Governor Cuomo and former Mayor De blasio when they decided it would be better to release the mentally ill from the hospitals, the criminals from the jails and they stopped prosecuting nearly all crimes. This was all supported by the city council and the DA. It’s so sad that the law abiding citizens have to pay for their misdeeds.

Gardens Watcher

That entrance is dangerous. The homeless suspect was arrested and should be off the streets. You should find a new posting name too.

If only this 57 y/o lady was packing

Did you just reply to yourself? ? How would she have magically prevented someone hitting her in the head from behind with a hammer if she had a gun? Tough talk from the guy couldn’t watch the video of someone getting hit by a car…


People are desperate to put food on the table. You can not give out stimulus money one year and nothing the next. People are getting fed up with not having!!! And we have leaders that make certain people entitled to have what they want with mixed messages about consequences.


Jay: you are a fool. The people who are doing these things are just plain criminals and have to be taken off the streets. The reason we are in this situation is because of politicians like you. Talk to all the people who have been violently assaulted. They will appreciate your views.


Forget about plain clothes officers for the 114th precinct and district. We need cops in uniform patrolling our streets!!!!


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