Elderly man hospitalized in unprovoked NYC subway attack

NEW YORK, NY – On Monday, a 67-year-old man was attacked while waiting for a subway train in Brooklyn.

According to the New York City Police Department, the man was on the northbound R train platform when at around 10:45 pm, an unknown suspect who was previously sitting on a nearby bench got up and punched the man in the head.

Police said the attack inside the 4th Avenue and Union Street subway station was unprovoked.

The suspect fled the scene after the assault.

The man was treated by EMS and taken to NY Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition.

Police described the suspect as a male approximately 5’6″ tall, 170 pounds, with a dark complexion and medium build, last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, a black face mask, gray pants, and black & white sneakers.

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 Crime Stoppers website at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

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