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Man punched in face on Q66 bus in Astoria without cause, police say

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August 27, Staff Report

A man was punched in the face while sitting on a Q66 bus in Astoria last month and the police released footage of the alleged suspect today.

The victim was allegedly sitting on the bus while it was at the northwestern corner of 21st Street and 35th Avenue when an unknown man approached him and punched him in the face, causing a laceration. The incident, according to police, took place around noon on Friday, July 8.

The 32-year-old victim got off the bus and went to a local hospital where he was treated and released.

The unknown male was last seen exiting the rear of the bus. No property was removed in this incident.

The unknown individual is described as a male Hispanic, approximately 30-years-old, 5’8″ tall, with short dark hair, and a mustache and goatee. He was last seen wearing a dark gray t-shirt and dark colored pants.

Video from incident is attached.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477)

 

 

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