NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD is asking for the public’s help to identify a man believed to be responsible for an early-morning assault on the 6 train.

Police say the suspect was on the northbound platform when he crossed the tracks and struck his victim, a 31-year-old Hispanic man, in the face.

The victim was taken to Colombia Presbyterian Hospital with a laceration to his head and bleeding to his brain.

Police say the assault took place on December 11, 2011 around 4 a.m. on the southbound platform of the “6” train at 77th Street and Lexington Avenue.

The suspect is described as a Black man between 30 and 40-years-old, standing around 6′ and weighing 200 lbs.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or visit

All calls are strictly confidential.

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