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Police: Man Caught On Cell Phone Video Punching Subway Rider

The Incident Happened Around 1 A.M. On May 5

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police are searching for a man wanted for allegedly assaulting someone aboard a Queens-bound 7 train.

According to police, cell phone video captured an assault on the subway from 1 a.m. on Sunday, May 5. The suspect then exited the train at the 69th Street station.

The video was subsequently handed over to the Central Robbery Queens Transit Squad on Friday.

The suspect is described as a white or Hispanic man, approximately 5’9″, 180 pounds with brown eyes and long black hair with a pony tail. He was wearing a dark T-shirt and blue jeans.

The victim is also asked to come forward, police said.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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