EAST VILLAGE, Manhattan —An 84-year-old man was punched in the face early Wednesday morning in the East Village, police said.
He was outside near East 6th Street and Avenue D around 6:30 a.m. when three teens walked up from behind, officials said. One of the teens punched the man in the face.
All three teens fled in an unknown direction.
The 84-year-old victim suffered swelling to the jaw and substantial pain.
Police have asked for help identifying the teens. All three are believed to be 15-18 years old. The one who threw the punch, a male, was last seen wearing a multicolored T-shirt, black pants and black sneakers. Police said the other two teens are both female. One was last seen wearing a red T-shirt, dark pants and purple shoes. The other teen was last seen wearing a floral dress and sandals.
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