Woman violently assaults subway musician at Herald Square station: NYPD

The suspect wanted for an assault at the 34th Street–Herald Square subway station on Tuesday.
Surveillance video of the suspect in the subway attack.
Photo courtesy of the NYPD

Police are searching for the woman who violently assaulted a musician with a metal bottle inside a Manhattan subway station on Tuesday. 

The 29-year-old victim told police that he was playing music on the mezzanine of the 34th Street–Herald Square station at around 5:45 p.m. when the perp approached and smacked him in the head with the blunt object. 

Following the incident, the woman fled the station towards Broadway and W. 34th Street, cops said. 

No arrests have yet been made, and the investigation remains ongoing. 

Police described the female suspect as having a light skin complexion and a slim build, while standing just over 5 feet tall. 

Between Jan. 1 and Feb. 11 of this year, when the most recent police data is available, there had been 2,817 assaults recorded in the five boroughs — marking a slight decline from the 2,848 such crimes during the same timeframe last year. 

The 14th Police Precinct, where Tuesday’s assault occurred, had seen 52 assaults during that time. 

Meanwhile, total crime inside the city’s subway system has been trending upwards, with 53 felony assaults recorded in January — compared with just 40 during the first month of 2023. 

The NYPD, for its part, has touted an uptick in arrests inside the transit network, with 1,362 collars made in January — marking an 38.1% increase during the same time period last year. 

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website, on Twitter @NYPDTips.   

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