A mindless sidewalk assault involving a baseball bat has police searching for the violent assailant seen on disturbing new surveillance video swinging at an unsuspecting man.
The NYPD launched the surprising piece of video days after the Tuesday morning assault alongside Amsterdam Avenue in Harlem. Police stated it occurred round 8 a.m.
A surveillance digital camera captured the sufferer, in a puffy purple jacket, stroll casually down the sidewalk when a hooded man dressed in black transferring at a fast paces catches as much as him. The suspect turns away from the sufferer briefly earlier than pulling a brightly coloured baseball bat from inside his pants.
That is when the video exhibits the perp take a number of brisk steps again towards the sufferer and swing the orange bat on the again of the 47-year-old man’s head, knocking him to the bottom.
The bat swinging man seems in the video to yell on the sufferer as he is rolling round on the bottom and seemingly steps ahead suggesting he might strike him a second time. He begins to stroll away with the bat whereas persevering with to shout on the sufferer.
Police stated the person suffered a gash to his head and a few bruising. He was taken to a hospital in Harlem to be handled for his accidents.
A motive behind the assault will not be but clear, and police didn’t present any further particulars about any interplay the 2 males could have had previous to the violent assault.
The suspect was final seen in a hooded “Nike” sweatshirt and grey sweatpants. Anybody with details about his whereabouts is requested to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.