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Man punched 73-year-old in the face at Bronx subway station: NYPD

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Posted at 2:21 PM, Jun 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-20 14:21:21-04

MOUNT HOPE, the Bronx — Police are looking for a man who punched a 73-year-old woman inside a Bronx subway station earlier this week.

The NYPD released a photo Friday night of a man wanted for questioning in the attack.

The woman was on the southbound B and D train platform at 174th-175th streets in Mount Hope on Wednesday around 7:15 p.m. when a man walked up to her and punched her in the side of the face, police said.

There was no exchange or conversation between the two before the attack, according to investigators.

The suspect then fled the station.

The victim was treated for pain and swelling at Bronx Care Hospital, police said.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, 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).