HARLEM, Manhattan — Police released a surveillance photo Tuesday of a suspect accused of repeatedly hitting a 2-year-old boy on a Harlem train.
The boy was on a C train near the 116th Street stop around 3:10 p.m. Saturday when he was hit by an unknown suspect, an NYPD detective said.
An adult woman with the boy had argued with the attacker and it escalated, police said.
A detective initially said the suspect aimed for the woman with the boy, but missed and hit the child. On Tuesday, an NYPD spokesman said the investigation revealed that the boy was struck in the face multiple times.
The child was taken to a hospital for treatment of minor pain, police said.
Also over the weekend in Harlem, a 32-year-old man suffered minor lacerations to his extremities in a Sunday attack near the 110th Street and Lenox stop on the northbound No. 2 train, official said.
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