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Woman Randomly Punched and Pushed Down Stairs at Jackson Heights Subway Station Sunday: NYPD

A 22-year-old woman was randomly punched and then pushed down a flight of stairs at the 82nd Street – Jackson Heights subway station Sunday (Photos: Wikipedia (L) and NYPD (R))

Oct. 27, 2022 By Michael Dorgan

A 22-year-old woman was randomly punched and then pushed down a flight of stairs at the 82nd Street – Jackson Heights subway station Sunday.

The victim, police said, was standing on the northbound 7 train platform at around 5:20 a.m. when an unidentified man approached her and punched her in the face, according to police.

The suspect then shoved the woman down a flight of stairs that leads to the station’s mezzanine, cops said.

He then picked up the woman’s bag and flung it down the stairs. None of the victim’s belongings were taken, according to the NYPD.

Police on Wednesday released video of the man throwing the woman’s bag and then walking away from the scene along the platform. He then fled in an unknown direction, police said.

The victim suffered a compression fracture to her back as well as injuries to her left knee, back and right hand, police said.

She was transported by private means to NYC Health and Hospitals/Elmhurst in stable condition.

The suspect is described as being around 45 years old with a medium complexion. He is about 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighs around 230 pounds, and has black hair.

He was wearing a navy-colored jacket and pants at the time of the alleged attack, according to the footage.

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 https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/

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worse than coumo

if you want to keep reading about these stories, re elect the current gov.
you want change, vote for zeldin.

sure in the past week hocul got the memo to add more police, but she is obviously a phony. Needs to remove the Manhattan DA and change bail laws.

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Kayla

New Yorkers if this subway crime trend disturbs you (as it should), PLEASE PLEASE vote Kathy Hochul for governor November 8. Zeldin is an election denier. That alone should disqualify someone from getting a vote from anyone with half a brain.

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Lou

Awwwww shucks . He was just releasing some pent up anger from all the privilege around him. I mean, what else was he supposed to do? Poor guy. hopefully the person that got punched apologizes.

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Gloria

With thanksgiving and Christmas coming up im sure the mta cops and nypd will do a better job of protecting people. So tourists can come and spend money.

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