Jennifer Millman

2 Women Leap on NYC Bus Rider, Punch Him as Another Man Bashes Him in Head With Gun: Cops

What to Know

  • Cops are looking for three people -- two women and a man -- in connection with a brazen attack on a city bus rider one afternoon this month
  • The victim started arguing with a man on the bus Jan. 8; it got physical when they both got off -- then two women joined in the fray
  • Ultimately, the victim needed eight staples to his head; police ask anyone with information about the attack to call Crime Stoppers

Authorities are looking for two women and one man in connection with a brazen attack on a city bus rider in Brooklyn earlier this month. 

Police say the 28-year-old victim was riding a southbound B17 bus shortly before 4 p.m. Jan. 8 when he got into an argument with another rider. It wasn't clear what they talked about, but both men got off the bus at Remsen Avenue and Avenue D.

From there, total chaos ensued. First, the men got physical. Then, two women jumped on top of the victim and started punching him in the head and face, police say. The male suspect then grabbed a firearm from a tote bag and started bashing the victim in the head with it, authorities say. 

The victim was taken to a hospital, where he got eight staples to close the gash in his head. Police released surveillance images of the suspects (above). Anyone with information about them is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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