CLAREMONT — A camera-shy, but violent, subway passenger shoved his fellow straphanger off the D train after claiming that he had taken a photo of him, police said.
The assault took place on April 4 on a southbound D train near Grand Concourse and East 174th Street, when the suspect came up to the 64-year-old victim, accused him of photographing him and demanded his phone, according to the NYPD.
The victim refused, and the suspect then punched him in the face and shoved him out of the train on the East 174th Street platform, police said.
Officers described the suspect as a man between 25 and 30 years old who stands between 5 feet, 8 inches and 5 feet, 11 inches tall, has facial hair and was last seen wearing blue jeans, a black baseball cap with a white symbol on the front, a black jacket and headphones.
Anyone with information about this assault is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) 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 by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES), then entering TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.