Man Crosses Subway Tracks at 77th Street to Attack Stranger, Police Say

By Ben Fractenberg on December 21, 2011 8:30pm 

Police are looking for this man in connection with an assault at 77th Street and Lexington Avenue on Dec. 11, 2011.
Police are looking for this man in connection with an assault at 77th Street and Lexington Avenue on Dec. 11, 2011.
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UPPER EAST SIDE — Police are looking for an unhinged man who crossed two subway tracks on the Upper East Side to punch a stranger in the face after a stare down with the victim.

The startling incident, which left the victim with bleeding on the brain, unfolded at the 6 train stop at 77th Street and Lexington Avenue on Dec. 11 at 4:00 p.m., police said.

The suspect was on the northbound platform and the 31-year-old victim was on the southbound when the man allegedly crossed the tracks to attack him.

The victim was taken to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital where he was treated for bleeding on his brain and a laceration to his head.

He has since been released from the hospital.

The two men did not know each other, police said.

The alleged attacker is described as 30 to 40 years old, 6 feet tall and 200 pounds.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), log onto the Crime stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by text 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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