HELL’S KITCHEN, Manhattan — A man was caught on video slamming a 73-year-old man to the ground on a Manhattan sidewalk on Saturday, police said.
The assault happened around 8:50 a.m. on West 47th Street, near 10th Avenue, in Hell’s Kitchen, according to the NYPD.
Surveillance video showed the victim walking next to a railing when the suspect ran at him, punched him in the chest and knocked him to the ground.
The suspect then ran off, heading east on West 47th Street toward Ninth Avenue, police said.
The victim was taken to a hospital with undisclosed injuries in stable condition, police said. He is apparently a building’s superintendent and well liked by his tenants. Residents were disgusted that someone would attack him, whom they described as helpful and didn’t take anything from anybody.
Authorities described the suspect as about 28 to 30 years old; 5’10” tall; and 150-160 pounds.
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