NEW YORK (1010 WINS/WCBS 880) -- A 69-year-old woman was sucker punched by a man while riding a subway train in Long Island City, police said Thursday as they released surveillance footage of the suspect.
The victim was aboard a Manhattan-bound E train approaching Queens Plaza shortly before 1 p.m. last Friday when a man slugged her unprovoked.
The 30-something-year-old assailant struck her once in the head and then ran away, police said.
She suffered minor injuries and was transported by EMS to New York-Presbyterian Queens Hospital, where she was listed in stable condition.
It's not the only random attack on a woman on the E line recently. On Sunday, a 35-year-old designer was shoved into an E train on the Upper East Side by a stranger, leaving her "instantly paralyzed" and fighting for her life, prosecutors said Wednesday at the arraignment for her suspected attacker.
In that case, both the victim and the suspect boarded an E train in Queens and got off at the Lexington Avenue–63rd Street station, where the victim was pushed into the train in an unprovoked attack, prosecutors said.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.