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Man Punches 66-year-old Off-Duty MTA Worker in the Face At Union Turnpike-Kew Gardens Station

NYPD suspect, (Subway photo: Harrison Leong)

Dec. 13, 2017 By Tara Law

Police are trying to identify a man who punched an off-duty MTA employee in the face at the Union Turnpike-Kew Gardens station on Dec. 3.

The victim, a male MTA employee, 66, bumped into a female passenger at around 9 a.m. on the southbound F train. The woman’s companion, a 28-to 30-year-old man, began to argue with the employee. He punched the victim in the face, police say.

The victim and the pair exited the train and went onto the mezzanine. The assailant punched the victim in the face again. The pair fled the station.

The victim went to Lennox Hill hospital for a fractured nose and lacerated hip.

The assailant is described as Hispanic, with a light complexion and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a gray hoodie, black coat and a black hat.

The woman is described as Hispanic, 28 to 30-year-old, with a light complexion, brown eyes and black hair. She was last seen wearing a blue hoodie, blue pants, light blue shirt and a black purse.

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

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Burton Shoobs

Why does this remind me so much of the Briarwood “Sucker Punch Killing” of last year? Elderly man bumps into woman accidentally, probably apologizes, woman goes to her boyfriend, he argues with elderly man, then cheap shots him, and casually strolls away. I figure he’s already bragged about it to his friends and just hope someone turns this creep in. BTW, what ever happened to the sucker punch killer Matthew Smith? Is he in jail, or out inspiring others to do what he and his fat girl did?

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