Eastern Brooklyn

Suspect struck Brooklyn subway rider with hammer

May 8, 2014 Associated Press
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New York City police are looking for a suspect who struck a man in the head with a hammer at a subway station.

Police say it happened at 9:20 a.m. Wednesday at the Fulton Street and Rockaway Avenue subway stop in Brooklyn.

They say a 32-year-old was buying a MetroCard when the suspect approached him from behind and hit him in the head with a hammer and demanded money.

The suspect fled after the victim complied.

The victim was treated for a head injury at a hospital and released.

Police ask anyone with information about the incident to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hot line at 800-577-TIPS.


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