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Man bites off straphanger’s lip during fight in Crown Heights subway station: police

CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn — A man bit off a piece of another man’s lip during a brawl inside of a subway station in Crown Heights over the weekend, police say.

It happened around 10 p.m. Saturday, inside of the Utica Avenue No. 4 train subway station.

Police say the man and a 37-year-old straphanger got into a fight, and during the altercation, the man bit off a piece of the victim’s lip. He then fled the station.

The victim was transported to the hospital in stable condition.

The suspect is described as a 35 to 45-year-old man, 5 feet 11 inches, 170 pounds, bald, and last seen wearing a blue jacket, blue jeans, a red shirt, white sneakers. He also had on a black and purple backpack.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.