//Girl punched in face on New York Metropolis road in broad daylight by knife-wielding suspect: police

Girl punched in face on New York Metropolis road in broad daylight by knife-wielding suspect: police

A lady checking her cellphone was punched in the face by a suspect sought in reference to a spate of assaults inside a half-hour interval in a New York City neighborhood, in keeping with officers.

The New York Police Department mentioned the incidents occurred round 11 a.m. on Monday on the Higher East Facet of Manhattan.

The primary incident passed off round 10:43 a.m. in entrance of 950 Park Avenue when the person carrying camouflage punched a 21-year-old lady who was standing on a sidewalk.

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In surveillance video released by police, the lady may be seen standing in opposition to the wall of a constructing her cellphone when she was attacked. The NYPD mentioned the sufferer’s face was swollen, however she refused medical consideration.

The suspect can be seen swinging at a 21-year-old woman who was on her phone.

The suspect may be seen swinging at a 21-year-old lady who was on her cellphone.
(NYPD CrimeStoppers)

Minutes earlier than that incident, police mentioned {that a} man was approached by the identical suspect whereas having a dialog with one other particular person in a parked automotive on Park Avenue.

“I do know you might be speaking about me,” the suspect informed the person earlier than displaying a knife and chasing him across the car. After chasing the person, the suspect then returned to the sidewalk and walked away.

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A 3rd incident was reported minutes after the 21-year-old lady was struck within the face on East 87th Road and Third Avenue, when the identical suspect allegedly ran into a person and lady strolling on the road, brandished a knife, and threatened the couple.

The suspect was wanted in three incidents on the Upper East Side of Manhattan on Monday.

The suspect was needed in three incidents on the Higher East Facet of Manhattan on Monday.
(NYPD CrimeStoppers)

One other witness who noticed the third incident took a photograph of the suspect and was subsequently chased by him down Third Avenue into site visitors, in keeping with the NYPD. All three “a number of threats” occurred within the neighborhood between Park and Third Avenues from East 82nd to 87th streets.

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The suspect is described as being in his mid-20s, round 5 toes, 6 inches tall and was final seen carrying a black hooded sweatshirt, a camouflage hooded jacket, blue denims and black sneakers.

Anybody with info concerning the incident is requested to name the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS, or submit suggestions by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. Police mentioned that every one calls are strictly confidential.