MANHATTAN – Police are looking for a man accused of poking a 37-year-old woman with an unknown object inside a midtown Manhattan subway stop.
The NYPD said the victim was waiting for a R train at the 49th Street station on Seventh Avenue when a straphanger bumped into her from behind, causing her to feel pain in her right arm.
She went to Astoria General Hospital where, upon medical examination, redness was discovered in the affected area she was hit, police said. The woman was later treated and released.
Police describe the person of interest as being approximately 40 years old, weighing about 250 pounds, with glasses and partially bald with short blond hair.
He was last seen wearing blue jeans, gray-hooded sweatshirt and blue waist length jacket. NYPD released surveillance video and is asking for the public's help in identifying the individual.
Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.