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Man in Critical Condition After Subway Punchout in Harlem

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MANHATTAN — A man is struggling for his life after being knocked down and slamming his head on an uptown Harlem subway platform Friday morning, police said.

The unidentified 45-year-old victim was riding the 6 train toward The Bronx about 8:30 a.m. on Friday when he got into a shouting match with the suspect, according to the NYPD.

The fight became physical as the train pulled into the 125th Street and Lexington station. The suspect punched the victim in the head, causing him to fall, hitting his head on the platform, police said.

The injured man was taken to Harlem Hospital where he is in critical condition.

Police released a video of the suspect, dressed in a black hooded sweatshirt leaving the station. They described him as a 6-foot man in his 20s.

Anyone with information on the assault is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto Crime Stoppers' website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to CRIMES (274637), then entering TIP577.