MIDTOWN, Manhattan (PIX11) — A food vendor was attacked with traffic cones in Manhattan, police said on Saturday.
The 57-year-old victim had a verbal dispute with the suspect along 7th Avenue near West 50th Street at around 6 p.m. on May 14, officials said. The suspect kicked, punched and hit the victim in the head with a milk crate. He then threw several traffic cones at the vendor, video of the attack showed.
The suspect left the scene, leaving the victim with a laceration to his head, according to authorities. He was taken by EMS to a hospital, where he was treated and released.
Police asked for help in finding the suspect, who they described as being around 6 feet, 2 inches tall, 160 pounds and of athletic build. He was last seen wearing a black surgical mask, back sweatpants, a black t-shirt, a backpack and gray Crocs.
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