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Video: NYPD seeks suspect who sucker-punched man on the Bowery

Police are looking for a suspect who sucker-punched a Long Island man in front of the Bowery Mission in lower Manhattan early Sunday morning.

Police are looking for a suspect who sucker-punched a Long Island man in front of the Bowery Mission in lower Manhattan early Sunday morning.

A 23-year-old man was on the Bowery when a man approached him from behind in front of the homeless shelter around 2:25 a.m. Sunday.

Police said the suspect struck the man with a closed fist before fleeing on foot.The man lost consciousness, waking up later in Bellevue Hospital with a broken jaw.

The attack was captured by surveillance video. Police describe theassailant as black and in his 20s.

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Police ask anyone with information about the assault to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477), submit tips online or text CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577.

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