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NYPD searching for assailant who struck elderly man at subway station in Washington Heights

Anthony Payero

By Anthony Payero

(NEW YORK) The New York City Police Department announced Tuesday its search for an unidentified man who attacked an elderly man at the subway station located at West 168th Street and Saint Nicholas Avenue in Washington Heights last month, according to the 33rd Precinct.

The incident took place on Saturday, March 12, at 1:30 p.m. Police are searching for a man pictured at the subway station wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, red pants and white sneakers.

Officials said the unidentified assailant targeted a 63-year-old man without provocation. The attacker repeatedly kicked and punched the victim, leaving him with physical injuries, according to the NYPD.

The NYPD is offering a reward of up to $3,500 for information regarding the assault.

On Monday, New York City Mayor Eric Adams addressed the rise in subway crime while appearing on GMA3.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Tips can also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website at or by messaging on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.

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