Cops in Brooklyn are looking for the subway brute who attacked a man with a baton while riding the N train Wednesday morning.
Police released video footage of the suspect sought for the attack, which occurred at 7:30 a.m. on July 20 on board a Coney Island-bound N train near the Fort Hamilton Parkway station in Borough Park.
According to law enforcement sources, the suspect approached the 41-year-old male victim and spat in his face. The reason for the initial assault is not yet known, police sources said.
In response, authorities said, the victim pulled out his cellphone and began recording the assailant. A portion of the video, which the NYPD provided Wednesday night, shows the suspect appearing to menace and threaten the victim for recording him.
Seconds later, police said, the brute pulled out an expandable baton and began striking the victim with it on the right arm and right leg. The suspect then punched the man in the face.
While the victim departed the train at Fort Hamilton Parkway, cops said, the assailant remained on board as it pulled away southbound.
The incident was reported to the 68th Precinct and Transit District 34. The victim was taken to a local hospital, and listed in stable condition.
Anyone with information regarding the assault can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You can also submit tips online at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.