Argument leads to brutal beating at subway station

475-17 QTRS 109 PCT TD 20 01-22-17 PhotoA dispute inside the Main Street train station led to an assault that left one man unconscious.

Police say that on Sunday, January 22, at approximately 1:50 p.m., a 43-year-old man was standing in line to add money to his MetroCard.

He stepped off the line to check the balance of his card using the self-service swipe balance-checking device.

When he tried to resume his position on line, he got into an argument with two unidentified men.

The men pushed the victim toward the station stairs, then brutally beat him until he was unconscious, authorities say.

The suspects then fled the subway station.

The victim suffered lacerations to his face. He was taken by EMS to New York Presbyterian-Queens.

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 Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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