BUSHWICK, Brooklyn – Surveillance video caught a group of men viciously beating up a patron – apparently unprovoked – outside a Brooklyn bar over the weekend.
The NYPD said the attack happened outside Vaqueros restaurant on Myrtle Avenue around Sunday midnight.
A 26-year-old man was leaving the bar when he was jumped by at least eight men, police said. The alleged culprits can be seen on video punching, kicking and stabbing him with a sharp object and hitting him with bar stools.
The man suffered multiple cuts to his torso, shoulder and left arm, according to the NYPD. He was taken to Elmhurst General Hospital in critical but in stable condition.
Police said there were no prior disputes before the assault and no items were removed from the victim. As of now, police do not consider the attack to be gang-affiliated.
The individuals sought appear to be in their 20s and fled eastbound on Myrtle Avenue after the incident.
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