By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are searching for a man accused of spitting on and punching a rider on the subway.

It happened around 11:40 p.m. on April 5 aboard an A train at the Broad Channel Station in Queens.

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Police said the 44-year-old victim confronted the suspect about smoking on the train.

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That’s when the suspect allegedly spit on the man and punched him the face and head.

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Anyone with information about the attack is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip via their website or on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.

CBSNewYork Team