Deaf and Mute Straphanger Beaten by Stranger on F Train, Police Say

By Aidan Gardiner on July 16, 2014 9:08am 

 The suspect did not have any prior interaction with the deaf and mute man before attacking him, police said.
The suspect did not have any prior interaction with the deaf and mute man before attacking him, police said.
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BROOKLYN — A deaf and mute man was beaten in a seemingly random attack aboard an F train in Borough Park, police said.

The 44-year-old victim, whose name was not released, was on board the southbound F train about 4 p.m. on July 7 when a man repeatedly hit him in the face.

The attack continued until the victim managed to get off the train at the 18th Avenue station, near Webster Avenue, the NYPD said.

The victim was taken to Maimonides Medical Center and treated for cuts to his lower lip, police said.

Investigators don't believe the suspect had any prior interaction with the victim, an NYPD spokesman said.

The suspect, who is in his 50s and between 5-foot-9 and 6-foot, was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, blue jeans and black sneakers, police said.

Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477).

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