Police are looking for a group of straphangers who knocked a police officer onto subway tracks after trying to avoid paying the fare.
On Jan. 31 at about 12:20 a.m. two men and two women attempted to get away with not paying the subway fare when they walked through a service gate at the Parsons/Archer Avenue E subway station in Queens, according to authorities.
Two uniformed police officers tried to stop the group who then ran and one of the men knocked one of the cops onto the track bed, police said.
The officer’s partner helped him off the tracks and the two lost sight of the four individuals who left the station to the street.
One of the male suspects is described as a black man, between 20 to 25 years old, 5 feet 8inches, 150 pounds and last seen wearing a black bubble jacket, a blue hooded sweater, blue sweatpants and black sneakers. The other is also a 20 to 25-year-old black man, 5 feet 7 inches tall, 170 pounds, and last seen wearing a purple durag, white sweater with blue stripes, light blue jeans and black sneakers.
The first female suspect is described as a white or Hispanic woman, between 20 to 25 years old, 5 feet 6 inches tall, 120 pounds, last seen wearing a yellow scarf, black coat, blue jeans and black rain boots.
The fourth suspect is described as a black woman, between 20 to 25 year old, 5 feet 6 inches tall, 135 pounds, and last seen wearing a dark colored baseball cap, black sweater and camouflage pants.
Police have released a video of the suspects as they walked through the service gate.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.
The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are kept strictly confidential.