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Suspect Wanted for Punching Woman Inside Union Turnpike-Kew Gardens Subway Station: NYPD

The suspect (NYPD) and Kew Gardens–Union Turnpike subway station (Wikipedia Harrison Leong CC BY-SA 4.0)

Oct. 22, 2020 By Michael Dorgan

Police are searching for a man who allegedly assaulted a 24-year-old woman inside a Kew Gardens subway station earlier this month.

The suspect allegedly approached the woman – who was standing on the platform at the Kew Gardens-Union Turnpike station – and punched her in the face with a closed fist, according to police. The incident took place on the E and F Manhattan-bound platform at around 8:50 a.m. on Oct. 7.

The alleged perpetrator fled the station on foot following the attack, police said.

Cops said the woman refused medical attention at the scene.

The perpetrator is described as being around 6 feet 1 inches tall and weighing about 160 pounds. He has brown eyes, black short hair and was last seen wearing a blue T-shirt, blue jeans, white sneakers and a silver chain around his neck.

Police released video footage of the suspect.

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, on Twitter @NYPDTips.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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