April 30, 2016 Staff Report
A 48-year-old woman was punched in the face on the 7-train Friday by another female rider who claimed the victim was staring at her, according to the NYPD.
The suspect was involved in an argument with another rider as the train was approaching the 46th Street train station at about 3 pm. The suspect then accused the victim of staring at her while the argument was taking place and punched her.
The victim suffered redness and swelling to her face, according to police.
The victim attempted to call 911 on her cellphone when the suspect grabbed her phone and threw it on the subway platform at the 46th Street station when the doors opened. The phone’s screen was shattered.
The suspect then exited the train at the 46th Street station and fled on foot.
Anyone with information is asked to call NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477)