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Watch: Man walks into Brooklyn gym, throws bleach in employee’s face: police

Posted: 5:41 AM, Oct 25, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-25 05:55:07-04

BUSHWICK, Brooklyn — Police are looking for a man who walked into a Brooklyn gym in September and threw bleach at an employee, according to authorities.

Saturday, Sept. 21, at around 8:30 p.m., an unidentified man walked into a Planet Fitness on Broadway, near Sumner Place, in the Bushwick neighborhood, police said.

He approached a 20-year-old employee behind the gym's front desk and threw bleach in his face before fleeing in an unknown direction, according to officials.

The victim was taken to a nearby hospital and treated for burning and irritation to the face, police said.

The NYPD has released the above shocking surveillance footage of the incident.

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