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Man Assaulted at Union Turnpike Subway Station, Cops Seek Suspect

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April 26, 2018 By Tara Law

Police are searching for a man who allegedly attacked a subway commuter at the Union Turnpike subway station on Saturday.

A 35-year-old man was exiting the Jamaica-bound F train at around 2:25 p.m. when he was approached by an unknown man, police said. The suspect punched the victim in the back of the head with a closed fist, knocking him to the ground.

The alleged perpetrator took off through the mezzanine and disappeared.

The victim did not remember what had happened to him, but complained of back pain. He was taken to an area hospital, where he was treated and released.

The suspect is described as black and around 30 years old. He was last seen wearing a yellow sweatshirt, black jeans, and black sneakers. He was carrying a black backpack.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). 

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Unfortunately, I can’t say that I am surprised. As you get towards the Union Tpke. area near the Kew Gardens border, the neighborhood definitely takes a noticeably different feel. Maybe its from the men’s homeless shelter a few block away or the fact that its a major subway station/transfer point, but the area has more litter than other parts of Forest Hills and very shady types of people hanging around. There’s what appears to be a homeless guy in front of FedEx all day long, bums sleeping on the street and then this low-life in the current incident – I am glad they have a crystal clear shot of him, he does not live in Forest Hills, pretty sure of that! I came across a new blog website called the Filth of Forest Hills and it totally nails this few block stretch where this occurred.


FedEx guy doesn’t bother anyone, legit just stands there (not my business, nor yours), give the guy a break…

Tommy O

It’s not normal behavior for a person to just stand in front of federal express all day. That’s your first warning sign of an incident just waiting to happen.


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