Stranger grabs man from NYC train and hits him

A man was dragged off a subway train by a stranger in Manhattan over the weekend and punched multiple times in the face, police officers said.

The 26-year-old victim was on a southbound No. 4 train at 7:45 a.m. Saturday when a stranger walked up to him and grabbed his jacket collar, police officers said.

“Where are you looking?” asked the suspect, a police spokeswoman said.

As the train pulled into the Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall subway station, “the stranger dragged the victim to the platform floor and punched him several times in the face,” police officers said.

The attacker fled on foot. The victim was taken to a local hospital and treated for bruising and swelling on his right eye and cheek, police said.

Police released surveillance video of the suspect.

The suspect fled after pulling the victim off the train and hitting him multiple times.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or in Spanish at 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by subscribing to the CrimeStoppers website or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential. Stranger grabs man from NYC train and hits him


JACLYN DIAZ is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. JACLYN DIAZ joined USTimeToday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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