NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police were asking for the assistance of the public Tuesday in finding the suspect who attacked a 76-year-old man at on a subway train in East New York, Brooklyn last month.

On Wednesday, Dec. 19, around 3:50 p.m., the 76-year-old man was riding the northbound J train at the Alabama Avenue elevated station. The suspect “exchanged words” with the man and began punching him repeatedly in the face, police said.

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The suspect then fled the train at the Cypress Hills station. He was accompanied by a minor child, police said.

The suspect was described as a black male between the ages of 30 to 35, standing about 6 feet tall and weighing 180 to 190 pounds, and wearing a black coat and dark-colored pants.

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Police have released a surveillance video of the suspect.

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