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Police seek woman for choking 67-year-old straphanger

November 27, 2018 By Christina Carrega Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Still image of the woman accused of assaulting a 67-year-old woman onboard an S79 MTA bus on Nov. 14. Photo courtesy of NYPD
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A woman is wanted by the police for allegedly choking another passenger onboard a Staten Island-bound bus before escaping on the subway.

On Nov. 14, a 67-year-old woman got into an argument with another passenger on the S79 bus that quickly escalated. Police said the older woman was punched in the chest, briefly choked and had a finger bent backwards during the attack.

The alleged assailant got off the bus and fled into the 86th Street R train where her image was captured.

She is described as black, in her 30s, with black hair in a ponytail and was last seen wearing a dark coat and green medical scrub pants.

Anyone with information in regard 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).

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The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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