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Elderly woman attacked in broad daylight in Manhattan

NEW YORK, NY—The New York City Police Department is requesting public assistance in identifying a suspect involved in an assault. The incident occurred on Tuesday, May 7, at approximately 12:50 pm in front of 1233 Lexington Avenue. A 69-year-old woman was punched in the face by an unidentified man while walking on the sidewalk.

The victim was transported by EMS to Lenox Hill Hospital in stable condition with bruising, swelling and pain.

The incident occurred on Tuesday, May 7 at approximately 12:50 pm in front of 1233 Lexington Avenue.

According to the NYPD statement:

On Tuesday, May 7, 2024, at approximately 12:50 p.m., in front of 1233 Lexington Avenue, a 69-year-old woman was walking on the sidewalk when an unidentified individual struck her in the face. EMS responded and transported the victim to Lenox Hill Hospital in stable condition for treatment of bruising, swelling and pain. The unidentified individual fled the scene on foot in an unknown direction.

On Tuesday, May 7, 2024, at approximately 12:50 p.m., in front of 1233 Lexington Avenue, a 69-year-old woman was walking on the sidewalk when an unidentified individual struck her in the face.

The suspect is described as a bald man, last seen wearing glasses, a gray hoodie, blue pants, black sneakers and a backpack.

He fled the scene on foot.

Anyone with information about this individual is asked to contact the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS or, for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA. Tips can also be submitted online through the Crime Stoppers website or on Twitter @NYPDTips.