Oct. 8, 2015 Staff Report
Police are searching for a man who allegedly punched and spat on a subway rider on the E-train last month.
The 55-year-old victim was riding the south bound E train when he took out his cell phone and began recording a group of street performers on the subway.
The suspect then approached the victim and told him to stop recording him. He then punched the victim in the face, causing a laceration to the victim’s upper lip, and spat on him, according to the NYPD.
The suspect then fled the subway at the Queens Plaza station.
The incident occurred on September 24th at 1:45 pm.
Police describe the suspect as a male, black, between 18 and 25 years old. He is 5’8” to 5’10” and approximately 160 pounds with black hair, brown eyes, and a thin build.
He was last seen wearing a black and red Chicago Bulls baseball cap, white t-shirt, black sweatpants and red sneakers.
The NYPD released a photo of the suspect, captured by the victim.
Police are asking for anyone with any information to call 1-800-577-TIPS.