MTA cleaner sucker-punched at NYC subway station

Thomas Tracy, New York Daily News
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An MTA cleaner was punched in the face during an argument with a straphanger at a Manhattan subway station, police said Saturday.

The 65-year-old employee was cleaning the 23rd St. C train station near Eighth Ave. in Chelsea around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday when the suspect began arguing with him, cops said.

As the argument became heated, the suspect punched the victim in the face and ran out of the station. It’s not clear what they were arguing about, police said.

The MTA worker suffered an injury to his left eye and face and was taken to Lenox Health Greenwich Village where he was treated and released.

Cops on Saturday released surveillance images of the attacker as he fled the area.

He is believed to be Black, in his late 20s and about 5-foot-9. He was last seen wearing a dark blue sweatshirt, light colored pants and multicolored sneakers.

Anyone with information regarding is urged to call NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.


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