Attacker Breaks Man’s Jaw in Random Subway Station Assault: Police - NBC New York

Attacker Breaks Man’s Jaw in Random Subway Station Assault: Police

The victim was inside a Brooklyn subway station when a man he didn't know randomly punched him in the face

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    Attacker Breaks Man’s Jaw in Random Subway Station Assault: Police
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    • An attacker punched a man in the face and broke his jaw during an unprovoked attack inside a subway station, the NYPD said

    • The 47-year-old was inside the Winthrop Street subway station in Brooklyn when a man he didn't know randomly punched him

    • The victim was taken to Kings County Hospital with a broken jaw, police said

    An attacker punched a man in the face and broke his jaw during an unprovoked attack inside a subway station, the NYPD said.

    The 47-year-old victim was inside the Winthrop Street station in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens in Brooklyn around 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 8 when a man he didn’t know randomly punched him in the face, police said.

    The attacker walked out of the station and fled west on Winthrop Street, the NYPD said.

    The 47-year-old was taken to Kings County Hospital with a broken jaw, police said.

    Yesenia D'Alessandro via AP

    The attack was unprovoked, according to police.

    Police are now searching for an approximately 30- to 35-year-old man who stands at around 5-foot-11 and weighs around 190 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black jacket, black jeans and black sneakers.

    Anyone with information about the attack is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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