A Brooklyn man is reportedly fighting for his life after two men knocked him unconscious on a subway platform and left his head in the path of an oncoming train.
The victim’s mother told the New York Daily News that her son is was seriously injured when a train struck his head and shattered his skull. Police said the two men responsible for the December 16 attack are still at large.
While Francis Michael Christie, 41, can clench his right hand and open his eyes, the Daily News reported Thursday that he still can’t move his left side and had a breathing tube inserted after developing MRSA pneumonia.
“We don’t know yet if he’ll be able to talk or walk,” the victim’s mother, Joy Wells, 65, said.
“We have no idea yet what the outcome of this will be.”
Christie’s condition appears to have deteriorated as he was able to speak with WABC a day after the incident. At the time, the Brooklyn-based artist explained that he was just heading home from a Christmas party when some sort of “altercation” broke out at the Union Square subway station.
The next thing he remembers is waking up in a hospital bed.
“I’ve got some brain trauma and I have a bunch of staples in my head and my nose is just bleeding profusely,” he told reporters. “And I have some fractures around my eyes.”
The NYPD has released surveillance video of the two men they’re looking for. Police described the suspects as an Asian and Hispanic man.
This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information about the December 16 attack at Union Square subway station is urged to call NYPD’s Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-8477.
[Featured Image: WABC video screenshot]