CONEY ISLAND, Brooklyn (PIX11) – A 71-year-old New York City subway cleaner was injured when she was punched in the face while working, police said.
The assault happened at the Stillwell Avenue-Coney Island subway station on July 13 at 3:30 p.m., according to the NYPD.
The subway cleaner, who was contracted by the MTA from an outside agency, was on the northbound F line platform at the station when a woman came up to her and — unprovoked — punched her in the face, police said. The victim received treatment at the scene.
The suspect fled onto a northbound F train. Police described her as about 40 years old, 5-foot-1 and around 110 pounds with short, dark-colored hair. She was last seen wearing a pink-colored t-shirt with the word “hope,” dark-colored pants, and black sandals.
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