NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police were searching Thursday for a man who punched a woman on a subway train in Brooklyn without provocation.
Around 6:05 pm. Monday, Nov. 23, the 29-year-pld woman was on an inbound A Train approaching the Jay Street-MetroTech station, when the man approached her and punched her in the head with a closed fist, police said.READ MORE: Wild Roll To Win Against Devils
The suspect ran off afterward, police said.
The victim suffered pain and swelling to her head, but refused medical attention at the scene, police said.READ MORE: DeRozan, LaVine Help Bulls Hang On To Beat Knicks
The suspect was described as a black male in his 50s, standing about 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighing about 230 pounds, with short, close-cut brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a brown jacket with a black shirt underneath, a gray hoody sweater, blue jeans, and black sneakers.
Police have released surveillance photos of the suspect.MORE NEWS: Karlsson Scores In OT To Give Sharks Win Over Islanders
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.