QUEENS — A couple hit a 51-year-old man with a shoe and punched him the jaw at a Jamaica subway station in an attack that sent him to the hospital, police said.
The couple and the victim got into an argument on June 10 at about 4:30 a.m. near the booth at the Sutphin Boulevard and Archer Avenue subway station, authorities said.
The argument got physical when the woman threw her shoe at the victim, striking him in the face, police said.
The man she was with then punched the victim in the jaw, knocking him the ground and causing him to break his ankle, according to the NYPD.
The suspects then fled the location, police said.
The victim, who was taken to Jamaica Hospital, told investigators that the man appeared intoxicated, officials said.
It was not immediately clear what the dispute was about, but police said the couple did not know the victim prior to the incident.
Police officials, who released surveillance images of the suspects Friday, described the woman as heavy-set and in her 30s. She was last seen wearing a dark-colored dress.
The man was also described as in his 30s, with a thin build, standing approximately 5-foot-6 and last seen wearing a white shirt and blue jeans.
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).