Man wanted in unprovoked attack on senior inside Corona 7 station: NYPD – QNS.com

Police are looking for this tough guy for allegedly punching an elderly man in an unprovoked attack at a Corona subway station on Saturday afternoon. (Photo courtesy of NYPD)

The NYPD released surveillance video on Wednesday that shows an unprovoked attack in broad daylight on an elderly man at the Junction Boulevard 7 subway station in Corona on Saturday, April 30.

Elmhurst 115th District and Transit District 20 police are looking for a man who ran into the 79-year-old victim as he stood near a front door inside the loft and suddenly fired a punch right in the face, surveillance video shows.

The elderly man fell backwards hitting a wall as he fell to the ground, lacerating the back of his head, police said.

EMS responded to the crime scene and transported the victim to Elmhurst Hospital in stable condition.

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Police are looking for this tough guy for allegedly punching an elderly man in an unprovoked attack at a Corona subway station on Saturday afternoon. (Photo courtesy of NYPD)

The suspect is described as a man in his twenties with a dark complexion and a slim build. He was last seen wearing a red baseball cap, a black hoodie with a white Puma logo on the front, and blue jeans and a black backpack.

Anyone with information about the identity of the suspects is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging on to the CrimeStoppers website at nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.


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James H. Wright