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3 Subway Performers Sought in Straphanger Attack

The victim was treated at a hospital for his injuries

Friday, May 24, 2013  |  Updated 6:59 AM EDT
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Man Attacked by Subway Performers

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Police are looking for three suspects believed to be in their teens who attacked a straphanger after performing a "dance show" on a Queens subway earlier this month, authorities said.

Police say the 28-year-old victim got into an argument with the three performers while aboard a Manhattan-bound F train shortly before 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7. 

As the train approached the 21st Street/Queensbridge subway station, police say the suspects assailed the victim, punching him multiple times in his head and elsewhere on his body. They fled the subway when the doors opened and the victim was taken to the hospital.

The suspects are described as being about 17 to 19 years old. Police released a surveillance image of them on the subway (above).

Anyone with information about the attack is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800)-577-TIPS (8477). 

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