June 28, 2022 By Michael Dorgan
A 39-year-old woman suffered a broken jaw after she was randomly punched in the face while riding the 7 train in Long Island City earlier this month, police announced Tuesday.
The woman, police said, was riding a Manhattan-bound 7 train as it approached the Hunters Point Avenue subway station on June 12 at around 2:10 a.m. when a man approached her and slugged her in the face for no apparent reason.
The suspect then got off the train when it stopped at the station and fled.
The woman was transported by EMS to NYC Health + Hospitals / Bellevue in stable condition and was treated for a broken jaw.
It is unclear whether the woman was standing or sitting down when she was hit. Police say the suspect shouted at her before he allegedly struck her. Police do not know what the man said since the victim only speaks Spanish and did not understand what he was saying.
Police released an image Tuesday of the man wanted for questioning in relation to the attack.
The man is described as being dark-skinned, about 6 feet tall and between 25 and 30 years of age. He is believed to weigh about 160 pounds and was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt and black pants.
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.