NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD has released new video of a man who allegedly attacked a family and knocked a 73-year-old grandmother onto the subway tracks Monday in Brooklyn.
It happened shortly after 1:30 p.m. on the southbound A/C platform at the Clinton-Washington station.
Police said the suspect was smoking marijuana as he walked by a 30-year-old man, who was with his 73-year-old grandmother and 82-year-old grandfather.
The men got into an argument, and the suspect allegedly punched the 30-year-old in the face. His grandfather tried to come to his defense and was also punched.
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Police said the grandmother was knocked onto the tracks as she tried to intervene. Fortunately, she was able to avoid the train.
The 30-year-old and his grandmother were both hospitalized with severe head injuries. The grandfather was treated for a cut that required stitches and released.
Police said they’re searching for a 25 to 30-year-old man who is 5 feet 7 inches tall and 200 pounds with a light complexion, medium build, black hair and facial hair, last seen wearing a black baseball hat, black hooded sweatshirt, gray pants, white sneakers and black backpack.
Anyone with information about the attack is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip via their website or on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.
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