Extreme violence: NYPD releases disturbing footage of subway assault in hopes of helping victim.

Brooklyn Paper
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Don’t miss our updates:

Please help: Cops are seeking any information regarding an assault depicted in a disturbing video taken aboard a city subway train.

This video contains images of extreme violence, and may be disturbing to some viewers.

Police unveiled the footage Tuesday that shows a man cowering aboard an unknown train as two men viciously assault him, punching and kicking him repeatedly in the head.

Investigators are currently unaware when, where, and aboard what train the attack occurred, and are requesting the public’s help in obtaining any information about the incident, according to department spokeswoman Sergeant Jessica McRorie.

The public can phone tips via the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at (800) 577-8477, log onto the Crime Stoppers website at, tweet @NYPDTips, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

Reach reporter Colin Mixson at or by calling (718) 260-4505.
Updated 2:42 pm, May 22, 2019
Today’s news:
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Don’t miss our updates:

Reasonable discourse

Tom says:
Too bad the victim was not like bernie goetz.
May 22, 2019, 7:03 pm

Comments closed.

First name
Last name
Your neighborhood
Email address
Daytime phone

Your letter must be signed and include all of the information requested above. (Only your name and neighborhood are published with the letter.) Letters should be as brief as possible; while they may discuss any topic of interest to our readers, priority will be given to letters that relate to stories covered by The Brooklyn Paper.

Letters will be edited at the sole discretion of the editor, may be published in whole or part in any media, and upon publication become the property of The Brooklyn Paper. The earlier in the week you send your letter, the better.

Keep it local!

Stay in touch with your community. Subscribe to our free newsletter: