Subway rider punched in face by stranger in Brooklyn: NYPD

A man riding a subway train in Brooklyn was punched in the face by a stranger last month, police said Wednesday.

Authorities say the incident happened at around 5:15 p.m. on March 30.

The victim, a 40-year-old man, was riding a southbound A train when, as the train approached the Jay Street–MetroTech station, the suspect, who was sitting next to the victim, stood up and allegedly punched the victim in the face.

The victim suffered minor injuries.

The suspect fled the subway station on foot. 

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.