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.READ MORE: NYPD: 4 Suspects In Custody After 3 Subway Riders Slashed Within Minutes In Lower Manhattan
Police said the 44-year-old victim confronted the suspect about smoking on the train.READ MORE: Long Island Hispanic Bar Association Organizes Free Prom Dress Boutique For Freeport High School Students
That’s when the suspect allegedly spit on the man and punched him the face and head.MORE NEWS: Crucifix Toppled, American Flag Destroyed At Brooklyn Church
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.