Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating a suspect wanted for stabbing a man multiple times on the butt at a Queens subway station.
On Monday at 7:10 p.m. the victim, a 42-year-old man, was standing on the Queens-bound F train platform at the 71-Continental Av-Forest Hills station when he felt the suspect bump into him from behind with an unknown hard object, cops said.
The suspect then bumped into the man a second time – also with an unknown object—as he was getting on the train. When the man exited the train at the Kew Gardens-Union Turnpike station, the suspect followed and bumped into the man two more times before the victim was able to walk away.
Once the victim arrived at home, he discovered that he had been stabbed four times on his buttocks, according to police. He was taken to Forest Hills Hospital, where he was treated and released.
The suspect is described as a 25-year-old black man with a cast on his right hand, standing 6 feet tall and weighing 220 pounds. He was last seen wearing a multi-colored jacket, Oakland Raiders shirt, and black and tan pants.
Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS. Tipsters can text information via 274637 (CRIMES) and then entering TIP577, too.
The public can also submit tips online at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.