UPPER EAST SIDE, Manhattan (PIX11) – A 72-year-old man was randomly punched while walking down the street in Manhattan, police said.
The victim was walking on the sidewalk on the Upper East Side near Third Avenue and East 81st Street when a stranger punched him in the chest unprovoked, according to the NYPD.
The incident happened back on Nov. 28, but the NYPD released surveillance images of the suspect on Thursday.
The suspect fled after punching the victim, who didn’t require medical attention, authorities said. Police are still searching for the suspect.
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