Aug. 17, 2020 By Michael Dorgan
Police are searching for a suspect who assaulted a man on a 7 train last month–and then attacked a woman when he realized she was recording him.
The perpetrator was riding a Manhattan-bound 7 train on July 27 at around 1:15 p.m. when, without provocation, he began punching a 39-year-old man in the face, according to the police.
The suspect, who was accompanied by an unidentified woman, then smashed the man’s phone on the floor, according to CBS New York which released original footage of the incident earlier this month.
“Break that s**t… go buy a new one,” the man can be heard saying at the far end of the subway car.
The pair can then be seen walking through the car and shouting profanities at other passengers.
They then noticed a 26-year-old woman who was recording them and confronted her.
“You got an issue? Why are you recording? Why are you recording? Delete it, delete it,” the woman said.
The assailants then both punched her before fleeing the train after it pulled into Queensboro Plaza station, the woman told the TV outlet.
The two victims were treated at the scene by EMS, police said.
The male suspect is described as being in his 20s and was last seen wearing an orange shirt, white shorts and, red and white sneakers, police said.
Police released video footage of the man wanted for questioning.
Police did not release any information about the woman who accompanied him.
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 or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.