NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police were searching late Sunday for a suspect who punched a 69-year-old man and knocked him down a Midtown East subway station last week.
Police learned that around 5:38 p.m. this past Wednesday in the 53rd Street and Lexington Avenue station – serving the E and M trains – the older man was approached by a man he did not know who punched him and caused him to lose his balance and fall into a metal support beam.READ MORE: National Media Coverage Of Gabby Petito's Disappearance Raises Questions About Attention For Missing People Of Color
The victim suffered a laceration and pain to his head, police said.
The suspect ran off. The victim was taken to NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.READ MORE: Gravity Of Gabby Petito's Killing Hits Long Island's Blue Point: 'It's Kind Of Like A Shattered Community'
The suspect is described as a black male in his 20s, who was last seen wearing a black T-shirt, blue jean shorts, white socks and black sneakers.
Police have released photos and video of the suspect.MORE NEWS: Judge Lifts Temporary Pause On Vaccine Mandate For NYC Teachers And Other City Workers, Who Now Must Be Vaccinated By Monday
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782), visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.