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Woman chokes, repeatedly punches and kicks commuter who bumped into her at Metropolitan Ave station: NYPD

Photo of suspect released by NYPD

Oct. 23, By Nathaly Pesantez

Police are on the lookout for a woman they say repeatedly punched, kicked, and attempted to choke a commuter who bumped into her at the Metropolitan Avenue train station earlier this month.

The incident occurred on Oct. 13 at 8:45 a.m., when a 26-year-old female victim was getting off a Church Avenue-bound G train on Metropolitan Avenue and bumped into another woman, according to police.

The woman began to shout profanities at the 26-year-old and threatened to slap her while she walked up the platform stairs toward the L train platform. The woman then reached forward and put her hands on the victim’s neck, but was stopped by a good Samaritan, police say.

The woman then followed the victim, who was seated on a bench on the L train platform, and began to punch her in the face and kick her in the back before fleeing the station. The victim managed to snap a photo of the woman before she fled the scene via an unknown vehicle.

The 26-year-old woman sustained a broken nose and bruising to her face. She was taken to Woodhull Hospital, where she was treated and released, according to police.

The woman is described as Black, between 35 to 45 years of age, 5’5” tall, 155 pounds, and of a medium complexion. She has long black hair, and was last seen wearing a black tank top, dark red pants, and brown boots.

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 at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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