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Subway stomp victim identified as police press search for attackers


Added 05-22-19 09:13:02am EST - “The name of the victim came to police via a Crime Stoppers tip.” - Nydailynews.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nydailynews.com: “Subway stomp victim identified as police press search for attackers”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A mystery straphanger whose brutal beating was captured on shocking cell phone video has been identified as a 22-year-old man riding a D train in the Bronx, police sources said Wednesday.

Investigators now believe the attack happened just past midnight Monday near the E. 161st St. station by Yankee Stadium.

The NYPD Tuesday took the unusual step of releasing the sickening video to the media without blurring out the victim’s face in an attempt to figure out his name. The faces of his attackers, who repeatedly punch and kick him in the face, are not visible in the video.

The video shows the victim sitting in a subway car trying in vain to shield his face with his hands as he is brutalized.

A police source who heard the audio accompanying the original video said the suspect was derided with obscenities.

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