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Man who jumped turnstile punched cop, police say

An MTA subway turnstile.

An MTA subway turnstile. Photo Credit: FLICKR/nellies78

A police officer was attacked when he tried to stop a man from jumping the turnstile in a Crown Heights train station over the weekend.

The man skipped the fare at the Utica Avenue No. 4 and No. 3 station at about 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, police said. But when officers tried to stop him, he punched one of them and fled.

The officer was taken to New York Methodist Hospital for pain.

Police are still looking for the suspect.

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