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Subway rider ‘fears for her safety’ after man pulls out box cutter

When the victim exited the train, the suspect stayed onboard.
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Police are looking for an individual who pulled out a box cutter on a Queens subway last week and made a rider scared for her life.

On Feb. 5 at about 4 p.m. the 43-year-old female victim was onboard a Queens-bound E train, which was entering the Jamaica Avenue/Van Wyck Expressway station, authorities said.

She then say a man pull out a box cutter from his jacket pocket, police said. Fearing for her safety, the victim exited the train at the station while the suspect remained on the train.

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The suspect is described as a black man, between 35 to 40 years old, 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall and 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black wool cap, a dark colored bubble coat, dark colored pants and white sneakers.

Anyone with information in regards to 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 or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

 
 
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