MANHATTAN, N.Y. (PIX11) – Police are searching for a man they say punched a 72-year-old man in an unprovoked attack in the Meatpacking District on July 26.

The incident happened at 10:30 p.m. on 9th Avenue. Police said that the suspect and the victim were talking when the attack happened.

The suspect fled into a building at 117 9th Ave., according to police. The victim was taken to Lenox Health Greenwich Village.

Police said the suspect is about 5’8″ with a slim build. He was last seen wearing multicolored shorts and black slippers.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

Erin Pflaumer is a digital content producer from Long Island who has covered both local and national news since 2018. She joined PIX11 in 2023. See more of her work here.