By Daniel Katzive
A 52-year old woman suffered minor injuries in an unprovoked attack on Columbus Avenue Thursday night, according to the NYPD and an acquaintance of the victim.
At about 8:50 p.m., the victim was walking on Columbus Avenue in front of Pizzeria Uno south of 81st Street when an unknown man punched her in the mouth, knocking her down. No words were exchanged and no property was taken. The assailant fled north on Columbus and remains at large.
The victim was able to walk to the nearby 20th Precinct where she reported the attack and was treated by EMTs. She declined to go to the hospital.
An acquaintance told WSR that her face was swollen and red and she had a large lump on the back of her head where she hit the sidewalk.
According to the NYPD, the assailant was described as tall, around 5’11”, in his 30s, with a dark complexion, wearing a black shirt.
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