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Man fractures skull during dispute at Manhattan subway station

Posted: 9:53 AM, Oct 17, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-17 09:53:47-04

MIDTOWN, Manhattan — A man fractured his skull when he was punched inside a Manhattan subway station Sunday afternoon.

Police released images of a man accused of punching another man during a dispute at the 34th St-Eighth Ave station on Oct. 13, 2019.

The 28-year-old victim became involved in a verbal dispute with another man inside the 34th Street – Eighth Avenue station mezzanine area, police said.

During the dispute, the man walked up to the victim and punched him in the face, according to police.
As the victim was knocked to the ground, he struck his head on a handrail, knocking him unconscious, police said.

He was taken to the hospital for a fractured skull and swelling on the brain.

The suspect fled the scene.

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