Atlantic Avenue subway assailants attack elderly man: NYPD

Cops are asking for the public's help identifying the alleged perps in the Atlantic Avenue assault.
Cops are asking for the public’s help identifying the alleged perps.
Photo courtesy of the NYPD

Cops are searching for two suspects who attacked an elderly man at the Atlantic Avenue subway station on May 26.

Authorities said the alleged assailants approached a 75-year-old straphanger while he was on the elevator at the station just before 3 p.m. on Friday. 

According to police, the perps started an argument with the elderly man before they both punched him in the head. 

EMS removed the man to Methodist Hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries and is currently in a stable condition.

Following the assault, both men fled inside the station. Police were able to obtain photos of the assailants from security camera footage and are now asking for the public’s help to identify them. 

The first suspect is described by police as a 20-year-old man with a dark complexion and slim build. He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, camouflage pants, black sneakers, and carrying a light brown book bag.

The second suspect is described by police as a 20-year-old man, with a dark complexion, approximately 5’8” tall, and having a heavy build. He was last seen wearing a yellow t-shirt, red pants, and tan work boots.

Reports of felony assault are up more than 60% year-to-date in the 78th Police Precinct, where this incident occurred, according to the most recent police department data.

As of May 21, when the most recent data is available, there were 67 reported felony assaults in the precinct — up from 41 during the same time last year.

Brooklynites with information in regard to this incident are asked to submit an anonymous tip by calling the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477 or 1-888-57-74782 for Spanish. Tips can also be submitted online or on Twitter @NYPDTips.