NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police on Wednesday were searching for a suspect who knocked a 79-year-old man down a flight of stairs at the 53rd Street and Seventh Avenue subway station in Midtown.

Around 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, the suspect came up to the older man on the stairway between the mezzanine and the train platform at the station, which serves the B, D, and E lines.

The suspect pushed the man against the wall and caused him to fall down the stairs, police said.

The victim went by private means to a hospital in Nassau County for a laceration on the right leg and body pain, police said.

The suspect was described as a man between 30 and 35 years old, standing about 6 feet 2 inches tall with a heavy build. Police have released surveillance images.

Midtown Subway Attack Suspect

Surveillance images of a suspect who police say shoved a man down the stairs at the 53rd Street-Seventh Avenue subway station. (Credit: NYPD)

Anyone with information was asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS or (888) 57-PISTA for Spanish, log onto the Crime Stoppers website, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577.

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