Police: Deaf and mute subway rider attacked on F train

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Police said a witness took this photo of a man suspected of attacking a deaf and mute subway rider on an F train in Brooklyn last week.
Credit: NYPD

A deaf and mute subway rider was beaten during a seemingly random attack on an F train last week in Brooklyn, police said.

The 44-year-old man was riding the southbound train around 4:07 p.m. on July 7 when another man walked over to him and struck him numerous times in the face, according to the NYPD.

Police said the attack continued until the victim got off the subway at the 18 Avenue station in Borough Park. He was taken to Maimonides Medical Center and treated for cuts on his bottom lip.

Investigators believe the attack was unprovoked, police said. There’s no indication the suspect and victim know each other.

The suspect is described as black, 50 to 60 years old and 5-foot-9 to 6 feet tall. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, blue jeans and black sneakers, police said.

A witness snapped a photo of the suspect on the train, the NYPD said.

Anyone with information about the attack is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), submit a tip online or text 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577.

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