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UPPER EAST SIDE, Manhattan — A 72-year-old woman was punched at a Manhattan subway station in an unprovoked attack Tuesday morning, police said. 

It happened around 8 a.m. at the 59 St-Lexington Av N/W/R subway station, police said.

A victim was exiting the train station when a man struck her in the head with his hand, causing her to fall to the ground, authorities said. 

The woman was taken to the hospital with a contusion over the right eye and bruising to her body, cops said.

The victim is not a tourist, and police believe this was an unprovoked attack.

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