Man spit on, attacked with expandable baton on Brooklyn subway

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Thursday, July 21, 2022
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Police are searching for a suspect who spit on and attacked a man with an expandable baton on an E train in Brooklyn.

SUNSET PARK, Brooklyn (WABC) -- A man was spit on and assaulted with an expandable baton on a Brooklyn subway train Wednesday morning, and police are hoping surveillance video of the suspect will lead to an arrest.

It happened on a southbound N train near the Fort Hamilton Avenue subway stop.

Authorities say the suspect approached the 41-year-old victim from behind and spit in his face.

When the victim began recording him, the man pulled out an expandable baton and began hitting him before punching him in the face.

The victim was hospitalized and is expected to recover.

Anyone with information 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 https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/, on Twitter @NYPDTips.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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