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  • The suspect and victim were witnessed having a verbal dispute while on board the 1 train heading Uptown at approximately 6 p.m. on Monday.

  • Once the train pulled into the station at 191st Street, the woman punched the victim in the face and fled the scene.

  • Police are now looking for help to identify the suspect as seen in the subway station's surveillance video.

The NYPD is asking for the publics help finding a woman accused of punching a 66-year-old man in the face following an argument on the 1 train in Washington Heights Monday, police say.

According to the NYPD, the suspect and victim were arguing on board the 1 train heading Uptown at approximately 6 p.m. on Monday. Once the train pulled into the station at 191st Street, the woman punched the man in the face and fled the scene.

EMS responded and brought the victim to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. He's expected to be OK.

The suspect, seen in the surveillance video above, is described as about 30 years old with medium length light brown hair, brown eyes and a heavy build. She was last seen wearing a black tank top.

Nicole Avella

Anyone with additional information is asked to call the NYPDs Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA. Tips can also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website.

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