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Man Throws Wrench During Fight On Subway Platform, Hits Bystander In The Head

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July 12, Staff Report

A 64-year-old woman was struck in the head by a wrench that was thrown during an argument between two men at the Roosevelt Ave-Jackson Heights subway station, according to police.

The victim was sitting on the platform at the station at 4:25 p.m. on Monday, July 1, when two men became involved in a physical altercation. During the fight, one man threw a wrench at the other and missed—instead hitting the woman on the forehead.

The woman was taken to a local hospital in a stable condition, but she was observed to have suffered lacerations to the head.

The man suspected of throwing the wrench was later caught on CCTV buying a bottle of water at a nearby restaurant. He was observed to be short-haired and bearded, wearing a blue baseball cap, white shirt and dark pants.

Anyone with information in regards to the identity of the males is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at or www.nypdcrimestoppers.com on Twitter @NYPDTips.

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Dick Tracy

“He was observed to be short-haired and bearded, wearing a blue baseball cap, white shirt and dark pants.” Lets try to guess what’s missing from this description?

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