50-Year-Old New York City Transit Passenger Target of ‘Gang Assault’

In connection with the “gang assault” of a 50-year-old man at a Brooklyn train station on Thursday, the police department of New York City is looking for several suspects.


According to police, the “unprovoked” attack took place on Friday at around 9:45 p.m.

The victim, a 50-year-old man, stood on the mezzanine floor of the Stillwell Avenue – Coney Island train terminal.

Then, a group of unknown individuals attacked him without provocation, punching and kicking him in the head and body before escaping on foot. The victim was transported by EMS in critical, but stable condition to NYU Hospital Brooklyn.

Investigators released a video showing the suspects leaving the metro station. An individual is seen attempting a backflip but stumbling at one moment. The alleged attack’s motivation is unclear.

The incident mirrors a string of documented subway assaults in May in New York City.

Similar Incidents

A 33-year-old victim reported to law enforcement on May 19 that he was riding the southbound D train in Manhattan when he observed another passenger acting wildly, per a report from WABC.

According to the victim, the erratic individual then confronted him without provocation and “slashed” him in his face with an unidentified sharp object. When the commuter train arrived at 53rd Street and Seventh Avenue, the suspect escaped.

The New York Post reported two days later, a 42-year-old lady was taken to Cornell Hospital after being pushed into the side of a stationary subway vehicle in Manhattan.

According to police, the suspect escaped the station in an unidentified direction, while the cause of the assault remains unknown.

In the wake of the controversial demise of Jordan Neely, who was acting strangely and frightening passengers on a train before he was put in a chokehold by Marine vet Daniel Penny, criminality on city subways has received more scrutiny.

This article appeared in NewsHouse and has been published here with permission.