Video Shows Man Punching MTA Worker In The Face At Harlem Subway Station
Still from surveillance footage of the attack (NYPD)
An MTA worker was punched in the face at a station in Harlem on Saturday, and police have released video of the assault in hopes the public can help them track down the assailant.
The NYPD says the incident took place around 3:30 a.m. on June 15th, at the 145th Street 2/3 station: A man punched the 59-year-old MTA employee who was on the platform in an apparently “unprovoked attack.”
The suspect fled the station to the street, while the victim was taken to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital for a laceration to his face.
Police released video of the suspect, who is described as being in his 40s, 6 feet tall, and bald with a goatee and was last seen wearing a red-and-black track suit, and red-and-black sneakers. The station appears to have been closed, according to the video, as the turnstiles were taped off at the time of the attack:
The suspect is wanted for assault. The Transit Workers Union said, “This is why we need a greater law enforcement presence in the subway. Transit worker assaults are a major problem that need to be addressed.”
Anyone with information in regard to the identity of this male 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 WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or on Twitter @NYPDTips.