NYPD searching for Queens subway assault suspect

Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a man accused of viciously assaulting a woman in a Queens subway station.

Manuel Gonzalez allegedly walked up to the woman, whom he knew, inside the sprawling subway station near Broadway and Roosevelt Avenue in Jackson Heights at about 1:45 a.m. on May 30, and began arguing with her, police said.

The dispute became a brawl, with the 5-foot-8, 160-pound Gonzalez grabbing the 41-year-old woman by the hair, pulling her to the ground, choking her and punching her in the face, cops said.

A good Samaritan intervened and got Gonzalez off the victim. Gonzalez then took off on the southbound F train. The woman was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, treated and released, police said.

The NYPD is asking for the public's assistance in locating the man in these photos.
The NYPD is asking for the public’s assistance in locating the man in these photos.

Police released an image of Gonzalez. He is between 30 and 35 with a medium build, a beard and short cut-close dark hair, police said. He was last seen wearing a blue baseball cap, a blue hooded sweatshirt, black jeans and sneakers.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

All calls are strictly confidential.

Metro | New York Post

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