Cops Looking For Knife-wielding Straphanger Who Threatened Queens Man

Surveillance photo of the suspect. Photo courtesy NYPD.

Surveillance photo of the suspect. Photo courtesy NYPD.

By David Brand

A Queens straphanger was threatened by a knife-wielding man aboard a Flushing-bound No. 7 train during an early-morning dispute, cops said on Monday.

Investigators from the 109th Precinct believe that the incident began just after 12:30 a.m., when an unidentified suspect got into an argument with a 23-year-old man on a Flushing-bound No. 7 train approaching Flushing-Main Street on Sept. 23. In the middle of the dispute, the suspect pulled out a knife and threatened the victim before he fled eastbound on Roosevelt Avenue toward Main Street.

The suspect was caught on surveillance video and is described a white man, 6'0", 200lbs with brown hair. He was last seen wearing a blue shirt with "Delta" on the front of it, dark-colored shorts and carrying a dark-colored backpack.

Anyone with information in regards 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). 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.