Police are looking for a suspect who committed an unprovoked assault against an 83-year-old man this week. They’re putting a notice out to the public for assistance in identifying and locating the suspect.
The incident took place on Wednesday, Feb. 8 at about 3:20 p.m.
The victim was crossing the street at 61st Street and Broadway when the unknown attacker shoved him to the ground. He then fled on foot southbound on Broadway.
The 83-year-old was then transported to Mt. Sinai West and treated for a laceration on the back of his head.
Police describe the suspect “as a male, 5’8” in height, approximately 180 lbs., and believed to be in his 30s. He was last seen wearing a black jacket and blue jeans.”
Anyone with information about the suspect and his whereabouts is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website or by sending a direct message to @NYPDTips on Twitter. All calls are strictly confidential.