NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police on Wednesday were asking the public to help them find two suspects in an attack on a police officer in the subway in the Bronx.
At 11:48 p.m. Friday, March 7, the suspects – a man and a woman – allegedly jumped the turnstiles at the Parkchester No. 6 line elevated subway station, police said.
An on-duty, uniformed NYPD officer assigned to the Bronx Transit Task Force stopped the suspects and asked for their identification, but both ran off, police said.
The officer caught up to the suspects and tried to arrest them, but the man punched the officer in the face while the woman jumped on his back and knocked him to the ground, police alleged.
The suspects then ran off, police said.
The officer suffered bruising and swelling to his face as a result of the incident, police said.
The male suspect in the incident has been identified as Travis Johnson, 19. He is a black male standing 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing 170 pounds.
The female suspect is identified as Dasia White, 18.
Police have released surveillance images of both.
Anyone with information was asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS, log onto the Crime Stoppers website, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577.
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