Woman sucker-punched after asking subway passenger to move bag

- A 63-year-old woman was attacked on a New York City subway train when she asked a man to move his bag so she could sit down.

The New York City Police Department says it happened about 9:15 a.m. on Sunday November 4, 2018 aboard a Manhattan bound "E" train, in the area of Queens Plaza.

The woman had just boarded the train.  The man was sitting with his bag next to him.  She asked him if he would move his bag to allow her to sit.

Police say the man refused then stood up and punched the woman in the face knocking her to the ground. The victim suffered pain and swelling but was not seriously injured and refused medical attention at the scene.

When the train entered the next station, got off the train and took off before cops could arrive.  He is described as black, in his 20s, approximately 6' tall and 165 pounds.  He was last seen wearing a black hat, green hooded jacket and dark pants.
 
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.  Police say that all calls are confidential.

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