Man Punches 5-Year-Old Boy on Subway Train: Police

What to Know

  • Police are looking for a man who punched a 5-year-old boy on the subway
  • The boy was riding the G train with his mother in Brooklyn
  • The child's face was bruised and swollen

A man punched a 5-year-old boy in the face while riding the subway, police said Sunday. 

The boy was riding the G train in Brooklyn with his mother when the man punched the child in the face, the NYPD said. The boy's face was bruised and swollen.

The man taunted the child before fleeing at the Bergen Street station, police said.

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The boy was taken to NYU Langone Health Cobble Hill, where he was treated and released.

Police said later Sunday that they've identified the suspect as 25-year-old Ramon Thomas. 

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

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