NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are looking for a man who they said pushed a police officer down the stairs of a Brooklyn subway station.

The incident occurred around 11:15 a.m. last Friday at the Hoyt-Fulton station.

Police were attempting to place the suspect under arrest for trying to steal sneakers from a store when he punched the officer in the face and pushed him down the stairs, the NYPD said.

The officer was treated at a nearby hospital for injuries to his head, back, hands, and right arm.

Police released surveillance photos of the suspect who is described as approximately 6-feet-tall, 190 pounds, with black eyes, a beard, and black hair. The suspect was last seen wearing a black knit cap, white sneakers, dark pants and a black varsity jacket with red sleeves, police said.

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

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