An off-duty New York City police officer was punched in the head in an unprovoked subway attack Wednesday night, police and law enforcement sources told the New York Post.
It marked the second time in eight days that an off-duty NYPD cop was physically attacked.
What are the details?
The 31-year-old was riding a southbound F train in Queens when the suspect punched him multiple times in the head, police and sources told the Post.
There's no indication the suspect knew the victim was a police officer, sources added to the paper.
The off-duty officer refused medical attention at the scene, and the investigation is ongoing, police noted to the Post.
The suspect, who appeared to be in his 30s, has not been arrested, police also told the papers.
Second attack in just over a week
Eight days prior to the Queens subway attack on the off-duty officer, a reckless motorcycle rider repeatedly punched an off-duty NYPD sergeant in his face and knocked him to the ground.
The 52-year-old sergeant was walking his dog at East 90th Street and First Avenue around 7 p.m. March 28 when he saw the man riding a green motorcycle and asked him to take it easy, the New York Post said, citing authorities.
The pair began fighting, and the motorcycle rider repeatedly punched the off-duty officer in the face, after which the cop fell to the ground, the paper said, citing police.
Authorities added that the attacker kept up the beating even after the sergeant was on the ground and then rode away on the motorcycle east on East 90th Street, the Post reported.
The injured officer was taken to Weill Cornell Medical Center with a broken left ankle and cuts on his right ear and lip, police sources added to the paper.
The NYPD released photos early Wednesday of the at-large suspect, describing him as between 35 and 45 years old, standing 5-foot-8-inches tall, and weighing 200 pounds, the Post said.
The suspect was last seen wearing a gray hoodie, black pants, helmet, and riding the green motorcycle, the paper added.
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