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Video: 81-year-old man reading a newspaper kicked from behind in the Bronx, knocked to the ground

Posted at 9:35 PM, Nov 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-07 21:35:21-05

FORDHAM HEIGHTS, the Bronx — Shocking video shows the moment a man attacked in the Bronx, knocking the 81-year-old victim to the ground.

Police have asked for help identifying this man in connection with an attack on an 81-year-old man in the Bronx. (NYPD)

The victim was on Jerome Avenue near North Street reading a newspaper on Thursday morning when a man walked up from behind, police said.

Video shows the attacker kick the man. The victim's newspaper fell on the ground beside him.

The 81-year-old man's shoulder and wrist were injured in the attack.

Police have asked for help identifying the attacker, who fled the location heading north on North Avenue.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).