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Man Shoves, Punches Straphanger at Queensboro Plaza Station: NYPD

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May 8, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez

Police are searching for a man who shoved and punched a straphanger at the Queensboro Plaza station last week.

The NYPD says the attacker pushed a 21-year-old man aside while both were boarding an Astoria-Ditmars Blvd.-bound N train at around 7:30 p.m. on April 29.

The 21-year-old victim confronted him over the shove, but was punched in the face. The man then stepped outside the train and challenged the 21-year-old to a fight, police say.

The victim stayed inside the train while the assailant remained on the platform outside.

Police describe the suspect as black, in his 40s, measuring 6 feet tall, and donning a mustache. He was also seen wearing a red baseball cap, a red hooded sweater, a black vest, and dark colored 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). All calls are strictly confidential.

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Rick

Sounds like a typical day at the Queensboro Plaza. Try getting off the 7 at rush hour. The doors will open and a hoard will be on you like the Walking Dead.

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Tim

7:30PM? The trains and platforms are packed with people glued to their cell phones. Any video of this event?

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LIC RESIDENT CONCERNED

Look for him at the local homeless shelter on 39th Street former best western or the City view shelter in Blissville.

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