NEW YORK (PIX11) — Police on Friday asked for the public’s help identifying a man accused of hitting an 18-year-old woman with a glass bottle during an argument on the subway in Brooklyn on Wednesday.
The NYPD said it happened around 8 p.m. when the teen’s train was pulling into the 36th Street subway station. She was approached by an unknown man and the two engaged in a verbal dispute, police said.
Things escalated when the man struck her in the forehead with a glass liquor bottle before fleeing off the train at the station, authorities said. According to police, the victim sustained a laceration to her forehead and was taken to an area hospital by EMS, where she was treated and released.
Officials described the man being sought as in his 20s; standing about 5 feet, 7 inches tall; weighing around 130 pounds with a slim build and a ponytail. Police said he was last seen wearing a gray sweat jacket with the “Thrasher” logo on the front, a white T-shirt, a black knit cap, orange belt, blue jeans, black sneakers, and a necklace with a crucifix.
The NYPD released the above surveillance images of the person they’re looking for.