Man kicked down Bronx subway stairs, breaks both legs in unprovoked attack

Police are searching for a suspect after a man had both of his legs broken after being kicked down a subway staircase in the Bronx. 

The NYPD is searching for the suspect they say kicked a man down a flight of subway stairs in the Bronx in a seemingly random attack.

The victim, a 34-year-old man, was at the top of the Brook Avenue subway station's staircase in Mott Haven at around 8:45 p.m. on February 9, when the suspect approached him from behind and kicked him down the stairs. 

The victim had both of his legs broken in the fall and also sustained a laceration to the back of his head and bruising to his face and hands.

The attacker took off from the scene on foot along 138th Street, heading toward St. Ann's Avenue.

The suspect is described as a man standing roughly 5'7" tall and was last seen wearing a black North Face jacket, a black hooded sweatshirt, black jeans, and black sneakers. 

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at, on Twitter @NYPDTips.

All calls are strictly confidential.