A 60-year-old woman said a man punched her in the face on a New York subway when she asked him to move his bag so she could sit. Spencer Platt/Getty Images
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Police looking for man who punched 63-year-old woman on New York subway

Authorities said the incident happened at 9:15 a.m. Nov. 4.

WPIX reported that the woman, who is 63, said she was on the train headed to work. She said the punch knocked her to the floor.

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“I asked him politely, ‘May I sit?’ and he said bad words and punched me in the face,” she told WPIX.

“The man looked normal,” the woman said. "But he wasn’t normal and I was so scared because I didn’t know if he would attack me again.”

Police are asking the public for help identifying the man, who is thought to be in his 20s and about 6 feet tall, weighing 165 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black hat, a green hoodie and jeans.

Police tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-8477.

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