Harlem man fatally struck by tire swing in freak accident

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EAST VILLAGE (PIX11) — A Harlem man was killed in a freak accident after he was struck in the face by a tire swing in the East Village Monday.

According to the New York Times, 39-year-old Aleim Perkins was found unconscious in Tompkins Square Park in the East Village.

Bystanders told authorities the man had been aggressively punching the tire swing when it hit him in the face.

He later died at Beth Israel Medical Center.

Officials say no record has been found of a previous fatality in a city park involving a tire swing.