Manhattan, NY - No Leads Yet In Assault Of Chasidic Man In Midtown
Manhattan, NY - Police are investigating the beating of a Chasidic man which took place last week in Midtown.
The incident took place on December 21st at approximately 5:30 PM in the atrium of an office building located on the southeast corner of Fifth Avenue and 47th Street, which boasts a four story public atrium. The building, located at 575 Fifth Avenue, is owned by MetLife and serves as the headquarters for L’Oreal USA.
Police said that the 43 year old victim was hit multiple times with a closed fist on the back left side of his neck by a dark complexioned suspect with closely cropped hair, wearing a dark jacket.
The manager of a Starbucks at the same address who declined to be identified by name, estimated the suspect to be in his twenties.
“We saw the altercation happening in the atrium of the building,” the manager told VIN News. “This guy took a few swings at a Chasidic man who was sitting there.”
Asked if anyone intervened in the incident, the manager said that the attack ended just as promptly as it had started, with the suspect fleeing the scene.
Police said that the victim was treated on scene and that they have no knowledge of any statements that may have been said prior to or during the incident, which is being treated as an assault.
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