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WATCH: 66-Year-Old Straphanger Randomly Sucker-Punched at Jackson Heights Subway Station

The suspect (L) and the victim (R), who was sucker-punched at a Jackson Heights subway station last month (Photos NYPD)

Nov. 11, 2021 By Michael Dorgan

Police have released video of a 66-year-old man being punched in the face in an unprovoked attack at a Jackson Heights subway station last month.

The victim was walking inside the 74th Street-Roosevelt Avenue station on Oct. 31 at around 4 p.m. when the perpetrator approached him and sucker-punched him without cause, police said.

The video shows the straphanger being hit and then slumping to the ground. Police said he suffered a broken jaw.

The suspect then fled the scene on a Flushing bound 7 train, cops said.

The assailant is described as black, between 5 feet 6 inches, and 5 feet 8 inches tall. He weighs around 160 pounds and was last seen wearing a blue-colored mask, blue headphones, a black jacket, black pants and pink sneakers.

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/ or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.

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