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Straphanger Punched in Face at Queens Plaza Station in Unprovoked Attack: NYPD

Suspect (Source: NYPD)

Nov. 27, 2020 By Christian Murray

A 56-year-old man was punched in the face in a random attack while waiting for the subway at the Queens Plaza station on Monday, police said.

The victim was on the R-train platform at around 9:15 a.m. when the suspect approached him and suddenly punched him in the face—knocking him to the ground.

The suspect then ran up the stairs and fled in an unknown direction.

The victim was taken to NYC Health + Hospitals/ Elmhurst in stable condition.

The suspect is described as being approximately 25-years of age, 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing about  225 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black and red baseball cap, gold rimmed glasses, black jacket, blue jeans and tan work boots.

Anyone with information in regard to the identity of the individual 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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Junk Yorker

The keyboard psychologists who cannot differentiate good from evil will soon start telling how the city failed to take care of “mentally ill” as if most of the offenders are just nice people who happened to be mentally ill while our vulnerable elders, women, kids suffer as victims. Defund the police so you see less police on the subway stations, right? Till the crime wave hits you, your family and your your neighborhood I guess. The city is going into drain unfortunately…

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anon

When are these kids going to stop randomly punching/punishing older individuals? Is this the UNITY that your BIDEN was refering to? You get what you want BUT still continue to act like juvinal dilinquints???? You defunded the police, how about releasing Truent officers on them since this falls into the catigory of college age brats!!! When will these “children” grow up and act their ages instead of their shoe sizes? If this younger generation is truely missrepresented why is all crime recently only being commited by the under 35 bunch??? Generation Y & Z if you are truely responible adults stop this madness! And do as your Overlord Biden comands! Unity he said! I don’t see anything but radom mindless HATE! Then you wonder why people look down on your generations!

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Larry Penner

Perhaps it is time to return to the days decades ago when a transit police officer was assigned to ride each train and others patrolled subway stations. This, along with installation of security cameras on trains and stations might help to reduce what appears to be growing vandalism and crime. Why not trade in all the former NYC Transit token booth employees who serve as “Station Ambassadors” to help pay for increasing police protection in our subway system?

(Larry Penner — transportation advocate, historian and writer who previously worked for the Federal Transit Administration Region 2 New York Office. This included the development, review, approval and oversight for billions in capital projects and programs for the MTA, NYC Transit, Long Island Rail Road, Metro North Rail Road, MTA Bus along with 30 other transit agencies in NY & NJ) . .

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Jimmy C

This mayor and governor have stripped the police force of most of its power to arrest. And the Socialist politicians in Queens are in favor of “defunding the police”. Hooligans, anarchists and thugs of all varieties now feel empowered. Thanks to the useless politicians in NYC.

Now you want to put these same cops on subways so they can be massacred while thugs video it and put on social media???????

Let’s send in the social workers per Diblasio and Cuomo. Let Clueless Costa set up his podium in the subway cars and lecture the thugs on proper behavior. Mad Mike can hand out gifts to them. And the fella running in the 26th District who called the cops “antagonists” can hug these “peaceful protesters” who smash subway cars, beat innocent people etc. so they feel loved and change their ways.

The Socialists running Queens and NYC have what they deserve. We suffer for their detrimental actions while they ride around safely in their SUVs paid for by the City. What do they care?

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