UPPER EAST SIDE, Manhattan (PIX11) — An off-duty NYPD officer out walking his dog was clipped by a scooter and beaten during the ensuing argument with the driver Tuesday evening on the Upper East Side, according to authorities.
The victim, 52, was walking with his dog along East 90th Street near First Avenue around 7 p.m. when he was clipped by a man on a green scooter, police said.
When the victim asked the driver to slow down, the driver approached him and punched him multiple times in the face, knocking him down, officials said.
The assailant kept up the attack even once the victim was on the ground, punching him some more before fleeing, authorities said.
The off-duty officer was left with what police described as minor injuries and taken to an area hospital in stable condition.
The attacker fled east along East 90th Street, and remained at large Wednesday morning, officials said.
Investigators released surveillance images of the suspect, who’s believed to be between 35- and 45-years-old, and described as approximately 5-foot-8 and 200 pounds.
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