Horrifying video shows NYC man being hit with baseball bat as unidentified attacker angrily yells over him
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MANHATTAN, NEW YORK CITY: A shocking video released by NYPD on Saturday, December 3, 2022, showed an unidentified man whipping a 47-year-old victim over the head with a baseball bat on a Manhattan sidewalk. The footage captured the culprit pulling the bat from his pants and hitting the victim in the back of his head.
The incident, which took place in front of 1770 Amsterdam Avenue in Hamilton Heights on November 29 at 8.06 am, showed the victim being knocked to the ground while the attacker continues to yell at him aggressively as he walks away. The attacker then returns and yells back at the victim, and leaves again. The victim, who suffered a laceration and bruising, was taken to NYC Health and Hospitals/Harlem and is now in stable condition, reported the New York Post.
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However, the search for the culprit continues. As per NYPD, the attacker, who has been described as a male with a light complexion, was wearing a hooded sweatshirt with Nike on the front, along with gray sweatpants and black sneakers.
Growing crime rate in New York City
On August 5, 2022, NYPD shared the statistics of growing crime that saw a jump in murder cases by 31 percent in July 2022, compared to July 2021, as per Daily News. The city recorded 178 shooting incidents in July 2022, up from 157, counted in July 2021. There was an increase of 37 percent in robbery cases in July 2022 compared to July 2021.
Talking about it, Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell said, "Everyone who lives, works and visits here deserves to be safe, and the members of the NYPD will tolerate nothing less. But we cannot do it alone. When violent criminals are willing to carry illegal guns on our streets and brazenly shoot at innocent people they must face real consequences."
Anyone with information regarding the assault can call the Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or visit https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org.