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Transit police search for suspect accused of assaulting elderly man


BOSTON ( -- Transit police are looking to identify a suspect who hit an elderly man in the face last week.

Investigators say the incident occurred at about 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 16 at the Shawmut MBTA Station.

The victim sustained facial injuries in what Transit police call an unprovoked assault.

The suspect is described as a black man with medium length hair, who is about 30 years old and about 6' tall. At the time of the incident, he was wearing yellow pants and a yellow sweatshirt.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Criminal Investigations Unit at 617-222-1050.