Police Seek 2 in Attack on Elderly Crossing Guard

The guard was knocked to the ground and struck by a car, police said

Saturday, May 19, 2012  |  Updated 10:39 AM EDT
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Police Seek 2 in Crossing Guard Attack

NBC10 Philadelphia.com

It happened Monday night at 8:25 p.m. on the 200 block of West Sparks Street.

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Police are seeking two people who allegedly attacked an elderly school crossing guard in Larchmont on Thursday afternoon, police said.

The beloved 73-year-old crossing guard was directing traffic so that children could cross the streeet near the Murray Avenue School at about 2 p.m. when he was assaulted, said Lt. Robert Koziak of the Town of Mamaroneck police department.

The guard, identified as Alphonse, had stopped cars at the school at 250 Murray Ave. when words were exchanged with two men in a vehicle, Koziak said.  The men grew impatient and threw something at Alphonse, Mamaroneck town supervisor Nancy Seligson said.

Then one of the men exited the car and struck Alphonse in the chest, knocking him to the ground, police said.

The man got back into the car and drove away, striking the guard on his right leg as he picked himself up off the ground, police said.

The guard did not return to work on Friday but says he plans to come back soon.

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