NORTH CORONA, Queens (PIX11) – A 76-year-old man was smacked in the head with a rock by an assailant in Queens on Monday, police said.

The incident happened in front of 104-27 37th Dr. in North Corona around 9:45 a.m., according to the NYPD.

The assailant approached the 76-year-old man and struck him in the head with a rock, then fled on foot, police said.

The victim was taken to a hospital after the attack, authorities said.

The NYPD released a photo of the suspect, who hasn’t been arrested.

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