Cops are searching for five men suspected of punching a straphanger on the Q train near Prospect Park in December.
The victim, a 56-year-old man, saw the suspects harassing an elderly man aboard the southbound Q train near the Prospect Park station on Saturday, December 10 at 10:40pm, said cops.
After he tried to verbally intervene, one of the suspects allegedly punched him in the face.
The group of men then fled the train and exited at the Prospect Park Station, where the train conductor helped the victim alert police. The victim was taken to Kings County Hospital in stable condition.
NYPD surveillance video (above) shows the five suspects entering subway system at the 7th Avenue Q Station.
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.
All calls are strictly confidential.