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Man in Critical Condition After Being Punched Near Queens Plaza

Aug. 6, 2018 By Tara Law

Police have released a photo and video of a suspect who allegedly punched a 35-year-old man in the face early Sunday near Queens Plaza.

The male suspect got into a confrontation with the victim at around 1:15 a.m. near 41-10 29th St., police say.

The suspect punched the 35-year-old man in the face, sending the victim crashing to the pavement. The victim knocked his head against the pavement and was left unconscious.

The suspect then got into a white sport utility vehicle and drove north on 29th Street. 

Emergency responders rushed the victim to a local hospital, where he is now in critical condition.

The suspect is described as a bald, dark-skinned man. He was last seen wearing a light-colored long sleeved shirt and jeans.

Anyone with information in regards 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).

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charles a castro

As a former law enforcement officer, I cannot see how they charged this guy with a simple misdemeanor assault. That is preposterous. I don’t care how drunk or belligerent the other person was. In fact, that might be more of a reason not to strike him, and just call 911. I would bet the house that phone calls were made to some very important people. He got away with manslaughter.




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Kimmie

This was so beyond an assault. The guy was in a coma on life support. He was underwent multiple tests & was brain dead. He was removed from life support & passed about 2:50pm yesterday.




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charles a castro

Damn, that’s some brutal $hit, but thanks to Mayor deblassio NYC is much safer.




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Tanya

What does that have to do with anything? The suspect was driving a white sport utility vehicle.




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charles a castro

He could have been picking up a Rikers Drop off.. Duh.. That’s what it has to do. Know your surroundings.




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Rusty

Usually I wouldn’t engage but I really feel it’s important to acknowledge and appreciate that the Astoria Post allows simple folk like yourself to engage the rest of the public and it gives you the platform to unload your freezing cold takes and opinions on things. Keep em coming Chuckster




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charles a castro

Krusty, typical liberal, looking to censor everyone who disagrees with you.. Boo hoo.




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Rusty

I would never try and censor your opinions. They are quite entertaining and help me feel better about my iq. Also, I know the president has trained you to react and label everyone who doesn’t agree with you as a liberal, but you need to realize Trump isn’t going to see this which won’t help your ultimate goal of getting to spend the night with him.




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Loretta

Unfortunately only then will people wake up and do something about the crime and assaults in the area.




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👎👎👎

Deblasio and his BS policies are slowly taking us back to the bad days of NYC. All the hard work of Giuliani and Bloomberg down the drain.




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👎👎👎

Yes, crime over the past 20/30 years is overall down but it started climbing back up over the last 2 years because of Deblasio’s bad policies and restrictions put on police. This mayor is ruining all the hard work of Giuliani and Bloomberg.




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charles a castro

Not a robot, just an idiot.. His facts are not made up. It’s called fudging numbers, the NYPD gets caught doing it all the time. It’s even in my book.




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Kool-Aid

Keep drinking the Deblasio “crime is down” kool-aid. Crime has obviously increased over the past 2 years.




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Anonymous

Deblasio is the new Dinkins. The people that voted for him are either brainwashed by his BS liberal agenda or NON-taxpayers.




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