By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are searching for the suspect behind a subway assault in Brooklyn.

It happened last Thursday morning on a Manhattan-bound N train.

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Police said the suspect refused to let another woman sit in an open seat next to her.

When the 29-year-old victim tried to sit down, the suspect allegedly punched her several times in the face and head.

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Both women got off the train at the Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center station.

The victim was treated for bruising and swelling to her face and jaw pain.

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Anyone with information about her attacker is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477 or for Spanish, 1-888-577-4782. Tips can also be sent to the NYPDTips Twitter account or submitted online at

CBSNewYork Team