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F train rider beaten during unprovoked attack inside Jamaica Estates subway station: NYPD

Nov. 8, 2023 By Bill Parry

An F train rider was beaten unconscious during a random attack in a Jamaica Estates subway station last month, according to the NYPD.

Police from the 107th Precinct and Transit District 20 are looking for a suspect who approached the 45-year man as he stood on the platform of the Jamaica-179th Street station on the morning of Saturday, Oct. 21. The stranger walked up behind the victim and sucker punched him in the face causing him to fall to the platform, police said. While the victim was down, the assailant proceeded to punch and kick him repeatedly until the victim lost consciousness. The suspect then ran from the station onto Hillside Avenue near Midland Parkway.

EMS responded to the crime scene and rushed the victim to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, where he was listed in stable condition.

The NYPD released surveillance images of the suspect believed to be behind the attack on Nov. 6. He has a dark complexion and was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.

Anyone with information regarding the attack is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.

The 107th Precinct has reported 203 assaults so far in 2023, 33 more than the 170 reported at the same point last year, an increase of 19.4%, according to the most recent CompStat report.

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