60-Year-Old Smashed in Head With Brick, Beaten Outside NYC Restaurant

The entire, seemingly random attack was caught on camera


A 60-year-old man standing outside a Harlem restaurant was smashed in the head with a brick, then repeatedly punched with closed fists, leaving him with severe lacerations, authorities say.

The seemingly random attack, the latest in a string of recent ones in Manhattan, happened in front of Renaissance Harlem, on Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard, around 3 p.m. Thursday, police said. The victim was approached by a group.

One of the suspects hit him with the brick and then started throwing punches. That's the person police are looking for in the case -- and they shared surveillance.

The victim was taken to a hospital with severe lacerations but is expected to survive.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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