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Four Men Wanted For Punching and Choking Pair in Astoria: NYPD

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Dec. 18, 2020 By Michael Dorgan

Police are searching for a group of four men who assaulted a man and a woman in Astoria in October–leaving them both unconscious.

The group allegedly attacked the victims on the corner of Astoria Boulevard and 41st Street on Oct. 30 at around 11:30 p.m. after getting into an argument with the pair, according to police.

Three of the suspects allegedly punched, kicked and choked the man while the fourth suspect pushed the woman against a parked car and choked her.

The alleged perpetrators then fled eastbound on Astoria Boulevard, police said.

The victims both lost consciousness and were transferred by EMS to Mount Sinai Queens in stable condition, police said.

The man, 21, suffered lacerations to his neck and bruising throughout the body. The woman, 39, suffered lacerations and bruising to the neck, police said.

All four suspects are described as being between 25 and 30 years of age. Police released images of the suspects wanted for questioning.

Anyone with information in regard to the identity of these individuals 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, or on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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They look like four upstanding citizens, and I am sure this was some kind of misunderstanding. I hope the police will be gentle when they apprehend these young professionals, and I am glad that due to bail reform they will be back on the street without having to be detained in our harsh prison system.
I wouldn’t want their no doubt sterling reputations up to that point be tarnished by one faux pas; I am sure these four individuals have a great future, and I have no doubt they will make very positive contributions to our great city and country.


They look like social scientists working on the ethics of artificial intelligence use. Don’t let skinny pants and activewear misguide you, they were exercising outdoors because of covid.

christopher charles

Why is this just being published now, more than a month after it happened? Is this NYPD at its best?


I must say as I was born and raised in Astoria. I moved now and sometimes I still miss it but not the dirty snow lol and the rent high prices traffic. I couldn’t picture it now. Good lunch Astoria. Still love you


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