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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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old as dirt

well he got under $1000 & she is still alive (thankfully) so what will he get a desk ticket?


The no bail.laws do make you wondet what he will get. I agree witj you.DA’ s and judges too soft on crime do mot help.


I also would like to say cracking down on fare evasion sometimes leads youn to violent offenders who are still walking the streets.
It has happened before when tjey used to enforce fare evasion.. They would run the person for outstanding warrants.

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This guy looks like the guy that walks around LIC and the LES saying “Homeless veteran, Please help, Blessing Blessing” Is it just me or does anyone else see some similarities?


Where are a the cops Adams primised , Times Squuare ?
FYI Adams is mot giving back the billion dollars DeBlasio defunded the NYPD He is making budget cuts in coty agencies He os addimg cops only by putting desk cops back onb he street. He still has to pay clerical covilian workers to teplace them. Adams Friend and Confidant DeBlasio left him in a bind with the budget.


A black person viciously beats a white woman with a hammer and steals her property. These are absolute, non-negotiable facts. 1) There is no reason to withhold this information. 2) There should be outcry over this brutal attack!


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