Train performer assaults passenger on E train: police

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QUEENS — Police are searching for a train performer that assaulted a man on the E train.

On September 24 around 1:45 p.m., a 55-year-old man was on a South Bound E train approaching Queens Plaza, where he began to record a group of street performers on the train.

Police say one of the performers approached the victim and told him to turn off his phone and stop recording him. The performer then allegedly punched then man in the face and spit on him.

The performer fled the location at the Queens Plaza subway station. The victim suffered a laceration to his upper lip.

The performer is described as 18 to 25 years old, around 5 feet 9 inches tall and  approximately 160 pounds. He has black hair, brown eyes and was last seen wearing a black and red Chicago Bulls baseball cap, white t shirt, black sweat pants, and red sneakers.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting http://www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.