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Police: Man Assaults Deaf And Mute Subway Rider In Brooklyn

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police are looking for a man who they said attacked a 44-year-old deaf and mute subway rider in Brooklyn.

The incident occurred last Monday afternoon in Borough Park.

The victim was on the southbound F Train when the suspect walked over to him and hit him several times in the face, police said.

The victim got off the train at the 18 Avenue station, but the suspect stayed on the train, police said.

The victim was treated at Maimonides Hospital for cuts to his bottom lip.

The incident has riders on the F line a bit concerned, CBS 2’s John Slattery reported.

“I think that’s terrible,” one woman said.

“I think it’s pretty horrible,” another woman said.

“Society has really degenerated into its lowest level ever,” one man said. “It’s disgusting, it’s a shame.”

The suspect is described by police as a black man in his 50s, between 5’9″ – 6′ tall, wearing a white t-shirt, blue jeans and black sneakers.

Police have a released a picture of the suspect which was taken by another passenger on the train.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips to the Crime Stoppers website or by texting tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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