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Woman punched on Brooklyn sidewalk in random attack

Posted at 11:54 AM, Mar 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-21 18:17:35-04

CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn — Police are searching for the man who randomly punched a woman on a Brooklyn sidewalk earlier this month.

On Mar. 9, the 27-year-old woman was walking along the corner of Nostrand Avenue and Crown Street in Crown Heights when a man approached her and struck her in the head in broad daylight, police said.

Sources told PIX11 no words were exchanged between the two and after punching the woman, the man just turned around and walked away.

The victim, who sources said is connected to City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, suffered pain to her head and took herself to Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center for treatment.

The attacker, who fled north on Nostrand Avenue is described to be 40 years old, with black facial hair. He was last seen wearing a navy blue jacket with a white stripe, depicting the word “Yale,” a black wool hat, blue jeans and black sneakers.

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