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Police arrest suspect in hammer attack at Queens subway station

Police say they have arrested 57-year-old William Blount after releasing his photo over the weekend.

News 12 Staff

Feb 28, 2022, 12:48 PM

Updated 845 days ago

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A suspect has been arrested in the violent attack of a woman inside a Queens subway station last week, police say.
Police say they have arrested 57-year-old William Blount after releasing his photo over the weekend. 
Police say a 57-year-old woman was kicked down the stairs at the Queens Plaza subway station Thursday and hit multiple times in the head with a hammer. 
The woman remains in critical condition at a hospital. Her attacker got away with her purse. 


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