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NYPD Releases Terrifying Video of Hammer Attack at Queens Plaza Station

Woman hit in the head with hammer in LIC (Photo NYPD)

Police have released a video of a woman being repeatedly hit in the head with a hammer by a mugger in Long Island City Thursday night (Photo: NYPD)

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Feb. 25, 2022 By Michael Dorgan

Police have released a shocking video of a woman being repeatedly hit in the head with a hammer by a mugger at Queens Plaza Thursday night, leaving her in critical condition.

The terrifying footage captures a 57-year-old woman walking down a flight of steps at an entrance to the Queens Plaza subway station at around 11:20 p.m. before she is kicked in the back by a man.

The woman, who is seen holding onto a rail on her way down the steps, is kicked a second time by the suspect who can then be seen pulling out a hammer and striking the victim in the back of the head.

Suspect (NYPD)

The perpetrator hits the helpless woman with the hammer around a dozen more times, striking her in the head and the back, the footage shows.

The victim then falls to the ground while the suspect grabs her bag and casually walks back up the steps before fleeing southbound on Queens Plaza South, police said.

The woman was transported by EMS to New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center with a fractured skull and lacerations to her head, cops said.

Police said the victim’s bag contained $120 cash, two rings, two cell phones as well as debit cards and credit cards.

The suspect was last seen wearing a black-colored hooded coat, a black mask, blue jeans and black shoes. He also carried a cane.

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

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Andreas Papandreou

Comrade Caban is collaborating With Gianaris. They will ensure a proper legal aide , as well as full discovery of where the victim lives . Reap what u sow

Sick of crime

Why to catch him??? In the best scenario the DA will seek prosecution for misdemeanor. And the judge will release him in no time. Better to just pray for this thug to get hit by a truck! No justice in NY…

Pat Macnamara

Horrifying. Depraved indifference. Where are the elected officials whose soft on crime policies have fostered and enabled this barbaric behavior? Career criminals have been given carte blanche to prey upon the innocent. NYC has the largest police force in the United States of America yet you never seen them unless they are texting in their idling patrol cars. The governor needs to call in the National Guard.


This is what you get when you have politicians like Gianaris in power. Gianaris’ motto: no to Amazon and all the jobs it would bring and yes to crime and all the brutality it brings. We need term limits for all politicians in their mighty towers.


Time for everyone to be allowed to carry handguns. So far the only people with guns in their hands are the criminals. We need some balance.


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