By Carol Tannenhauser
Police have released photos and video of a man wanted for questioning in an alleged assault that took place two weeks ago on February 5, on Broadway and 103rd Street.
An unidentified 55-year-old man told police he was walking past 2700 Broadway at approximately 2:40 in the afternoon, when an unknown man, 20 to 30 years of age, “blew smoke and waved a McDonald’s bag” in his face. The victim said he slapped the bag out of the man’s hands and walked away. “The man followed him and beat him up,” a police spokesman told WSR.
Police released a video of the incident below:
According to the police report, “…the victim was approached from the back by [an] unknown male individual who began to punch the victim causing the victim to fall to the ground. Once on the ground the individual continued to punch and kick the victim causing pain and bruising about the head and torso. The individual then fled on foot to parts unknown. EMS responded and transported the victim to an area hospital where he was treated for his injuries and released.”
The individual wanted for questioning in this incident was last seen wearing all dark clothing.
This was the second incident on Broadway in a three-day period. On February 2nd, a 53-year-old man was pushed to the ground and robbed of his cellphone on West 88th Street.
Call 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) with information.