A stranger struck an Upper West Side straphanger twice this week in an unprovoked attack, police officers said.
The 65-year-old victim was getting off a northbound No. 1 train at 72nd Street around 10:25 p.m. Wednesday and was walking onto the platform when a man approached him from behind and randomly punched him in the back, reports said the authorities with.
As the victim turned to the suspect, the man slapped him in the face, police officers said.
The attacker, along with a woman, then boarded a northbound Line 2 train that pulled into the station.
The victim attempted to follow the duo and boarded a separate carriage on the same train, police officers said.
All three got off the train at the West 110 Street and Central Park North station, police said.
The victim tried to follow them but lost the pair as they continued east on West 110 Street.
He suffered bruises on his face but refused medical attention after reporting the incident to police, police officers said.
Police released photos of the man and woman early Friday.
The man is described as approximately 25 years old, 5ft 9 and 165 pounds, with a fair complexion, of medium build and long black hair tied in a bun. He was last seen wearing a blue baseball cap, white t-shirt, black shorts and black sneakers.
The woman is also around 25 years old, has a fair complexion, a thin build and long brown hair. She was last seen in a red tank top, black shorts, black sneakers and a white suitcase.
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