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.
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 the assailant as black and in his 20s.
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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