Police are asking for the public's help in finding a woman accused of punching a subway rider on an A train—after the subway rider complained about a distracting child.
According to the NYPD, the incident occurred on Thursday, June 25, 2015, just after 3 p.m. when the A train was near 207th Street: A woman got on the train with a screaming child, and as the child continued screaming, the victim, a 65-year-old man, "asked the suspect to have the child stop screaming. The suspect became irate and started cursing at the victim and then punched him in the head."
Then the woman and child fled the train at 168th Street. The victim refused medical attention.
Police describe the suspect as being in her mid-twenties, 5'8" tall and weighing 250 pounds and also released grainy footage of the woman yelling.
Assault in 33rd Precinctby Gothamist
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.