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Police seek attacker who punched 64-year-old woman over train seat

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JACKSON HEIGHTS, Queens  A straphanger pummeled a 64-year-old woman on a Queens-bound subway train after they got into an argument over a seat last Tuesday, police said.

Police say this woman punched a 64-year-old woman on a subway train in Queens. (Photo: NYPD)

Police say this woman punched a 64-year-old woman on a subway train in Queens. (Photo: NYPD)

At about 7 p.m. on a northbound E train, a woman started arguing with another rider over a train seat as they were approaching the Roosevelt Avenue station in Jackson Heights, police said. The dispute escalated into physical assault when the culprit allegedly started punching her multiple times in the face.

Authorities describe the attacker to be in her 30s. Cops released a photo of the individual in hopes the public can identify the woman.

Anyone with information is urged to call NYPD’s Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS,or Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA.