The New York City Police Department is once again asking for the public’s help identifying a suspect who brutally attacked a stranger on a subway platform in the city.
Intazar Dar, 64, was attacked with a rock by a crazed shirtless lunatic at the Avenue H station in Midwood just before 1 a.m. on Saturday.
Dar was heading home from his job as a security guard on the Q train when he noticed his attacker mumbling loudly and pacing around the train car.
When Dar quickly exited the train a block from his home, the suspect followed him out.
Dar told ABC 7 News that the man jumped onto the tracks, grabbed a rock, and “punched him in the face before striking him in the head about four times with the rock.”
The victim, who was hospitalized after the attack, says that he had never encountered his attacker on the train before, despite taking it at the same time after work for the last two years.
“This is the first time it’s happened in my life in New York City, but now I’m scared. It’s been two years since I’ve been doing my job — I don’t have any problem with this place…now I see a lot of homeless people – they make me scared,” Dar told the station.
Dar has significant swelling on the side of his head and will be out of work for about a week, but is expected to recover. He told the station that he is concerned about riding the train again.
Now, NYC Crimestoppers has released footage of the attack in the hope that someone will be able to help police identify him.
WANTED ASSAULT: On 8/20/22 @ 12:48 AM S/B ‘D’ line platform @ Ave H train station @NYPD70PCT the unknown individual engaged the victim in a verbal dispute when the victim was struck in the head with a rock. Any info call us at 800-577-TIPS or anonymously post a tip on our website pic.twitter.com/4IGblrqWrI
— NYPD Crime Stoppers (@NYPDTips) August 21, 2022
Anyone with information on the attacker is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS or file an anonymous report on their website.
According to a report from the New York Post, “police described his alleged attacker as a male in his 30s, approximately 5 feet 9 inches tall, and weighing about 170 lbs with brown eyes and black hair.”
Random attacks on subways have been a constant occurrence throughout the city in recent years, with seemingly little effort being expended by city leaders to stop it.
Subway use in New York City has dropped to roughly 60% of what it was in 2019.