Man pulls knife on subway rider in Astoria: NYPD

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Police were searching for a knife-wielding man who menaced a straphanger in Astoria last month.

The victim, a 43-year-old man, spotted the suspect urinating on the platform of the Broadway N and W subway station Jan. 27 just after 2 p.m. and asked what he was doing as he took a picture of the man, police said. The assailant produced a knife and threatened the victim, who tried to get away but was followed for a brief period of time before the suspect fled the station on foot, according to the NYPD.

The suspect is described as a 6-foot-tall Hispanic man in his 50s last seen wearing a brown coat, a green shirt, a gray sweater, blue slacks and brown shoes. Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TI

Reach reporter Bill Parry by e-mail at or by phone at (718) 260–4538.

Posted 12:00 am, February 14, 2018
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