New York Subway Attack: Two Men Caught on Video Stamping on Victim's Head, $2,500 Reward Offered for Information

The New York Police Department has launched an appeal to help find two men accused of carrying out a violent assault at a subway station.

The NYPD released footage showing one suspect holding onto the victim while a second man punches him to the ground. Both men then repeatedly stomp on him as he lies on the station floor, before continuing to punch him.

The incident occurred inside the Woodhaven Boulevard station on the J and Z lines in the Queens area of New York at around 10:41 p.m. on June 23.

Officers from the 102nd Precinct and NYPD Transit Bureau were called to the scene. The 29-year-old victim was taken to Jamaica Hospital and treated for a fractured nose, reports QNS.

Both suspects managed to flee the station following the attack.

The first suspect is described as a Hispanic male aged between 15 and 20, wearing a red hooded sweater, beige pants and dark-colored sneakers. The second suspect is described as a black male, also between 15 and 20 years of age, who wore a black jacket and light-colored pants.

The NYPD Crimestoppers are offering a $2,500 to anyone who can provide information which leads to an arrest and conviction.

According to figures released last month, the city of New York saw a fall in every major crime category in April 2019 compared to April 2018. This includes a reduction in the number of felony assaults, from 1,612 in April 2018 to 1,566 in the same period this year.

In total, there were 6,891 reports of major crime, including murder, rape, assault and robbery, in New York during April 2019, compared to 7,337 in April 2018.

"New York City has seen a dramatic reduction in crime, and we continue to make history and set new records by facing the challenges together," Police Commissioner James P. O'Neill said in a statement. "I want to thank the dedicated members of the NYPD who tackle violent crime with precision and are forging stronger bonds with the public—and everyone who plays a role in a safe city—with their problem solving and professionalism."

Anyone with information in this incident 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 enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

Woodhaven Boulevard
The attack attack occurred at 10:41 p.m. on June 23 on the platform of the Woodhaven Boulevard station in New York. NYPD
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