A 92-year-old woman was shoved and hit her head in an attack in Manhattan earlier this month.
It happened on June 12 just before 3:30 p.m. along Third Avenue between 15th and 16th streets in Gramercy Park, police said.
Surveillance video released by police showed the suspect shoved the woman as she walked past him on the street.
The 92-year-old woman was walking down the street with her walker when the young black man walked by and punched her in the side of the face.
They were approaching each other from opposite directions when the man suddenly hit her in the head with his left hand, surveillance footage shows.
The woman tumbles hard to the ground — with the back of her head narrowly missing a fire hydrant.
The attacker coolly continues walking away as if nothing happened, at one point looking back at his victim.
There was at least one witness to the attack, a man on the sidewalk behind the woman. He appears to freeze in disbelief as the woman collapses, the video shows.
🚨WANTED for ASSAULT: Do you know him? On 6/12 at 3:23 PM, on 3rd Avenue between 15th Street & 16th Street in Manhattan, he pushed a 92-year-old female to the ground causing her to strike her head on a fire hydrant. Have info? Call/DM @NYPDTips at 800-577-TIPS. pic.twitter.com/SjTltmuNbb
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) June 16, 2020
The attacker is seen in the video wearing a blue or purple shirt and multicolored shorts. As of this morningt, he was still on the loose, sources said.
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I hope she is ok! There is so much mental illness out here. Please help us to get him off the streets. Share this article and inform the police if you have some information!