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Senior citizen attacked in subway station: Cops

JACKSON HEIGHTS — The NYPD has asked the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect wanted in connection with the assault of a 66-year-old man.

According to the police, on April 8 the victim was walking through the mezzanine area of the 74th Street-Roosevelt Avenue subway station when the suspect assaulted him with a metal object and fled.

The victim was transported to Elmhurst hospital where he was treated for a fractured skull, said the police.

The suspect is described as a dark-skinned Hispanic or Middle Eastern male and approximately 20 to 25 years old. He was wearing a yellow headband, blue ski jacket, gray sweatshirt, blue jeans and white sneakers, said the police.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging on to the Crime Stoppers website at or by texting their tips to 274637, then enter TIP577. All calls will be kept confidential.

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