Group burns man with firework then beats him in Queens subway: police

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July 16, 2020 - 9:14 am
Firework attack



NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – Police are searching for a group of men they say burned a man with a firework on a Queens subway train before beating him to the ground when he escaped the train at a station.

The 39-year-old victim was riding a Manhattan-bound A train near the Mott Avenue subway station in Far Rockaway on Monday evening when the group threw the firework at him, police said.

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The firework burned and bruised the victim, who was able to get off the train at the Euclid Avenue station before he was punched and kicked in the face by the group, police said.

The victim collapsed to the ground and the group took off, according to police.

EMS transported the victim to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, where he was treated for his injuries.

The NYPD released images of the suspects on Thursday.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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