LONGWOOD — An attacker pummeled a 51-year-old woman in the face and body in an unprovoked attack on a South Bronx subway platform, according to the NYPD.
The commuter was waiting for a northbound 2 train in the mezzanine area of the Simpson Street station around 5:10 a.m. on Jan. 30 when the assailant came in and started repeatedly punching her in the face and body before running away, police said.
The victim went to Lincoln Hospital to be treated for her injuries, according to the NYPD.
The attacker and the victim likely did not know each other, and the reason for the attack remains unclear, police said.
Officers described the suspect as a roughly 50-year-old man with brown eyes, black hair and a light complexion who stands 5-feet 10-inches tall and weighs 250 pounds. He was last seen in a black waist length coat, a black hat and black jeans.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or, for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES), then entering TIP577.