HARLEM, Manhattan (PIX11) — Police are searching for a suspect wanted in a subway assault in Manhattan on Wednesday. 

A 70-year-old man exiting a C train at St. Nicholas Avenue and 145th Street in Harlem was punched in the face around 7:15 p.m., police said.

The victim suffered a severe laceration to his face and lip, according to police. He was rushed to a hospital for treatment, authorities said.

The assailant was still on the loose, as of Friday, police said. The suspect is believed to be 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs about 170 pounds.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). 

Matthew Euzarraga is a multimedia journalist from El Paso, Texas. He has covered local news and LGBTQIA topics in the New York City Metro area since 2021. He joined the PIX11 Digital team in 2023. You can see more of his work here.