72-Year-Old Woman Randomly Punched on Manhattan Sidewalk: Police - NBC New York

72-Year-Old Woman Randomly Punched on Manhattan Sidewalk: Police

The woman was walking in front of Russ & Daughters on Houston Street when the attack happened, police said

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    Woman, 72, Randomly Punched on Manhattan Sidewalk: Police

    An attacker randomly punched a 72-year-old woman as she was walking down the sidewalk in an attack that was caught on video, the NYPD said.

    (Published Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019)

    What to Know

    • An attacker randomly punched a 72-year-old woman as she walked down the sidewalk in an attack that was caught on video

    • The woman was walking in front of Russ & Daughters on Houston Street on Nov. 12 when the attack happened, police said

    • The woman was left with swelling and pain, but refused medical attention, according to police

    An attacker randomly punched a 72-year-old woman as she walked down the sidewalk in an attack that was caught on video, the NYPD said.

    The woman was walking in front of Russ & Daughters on Houston Street around 6 p.m. on Nov. 12 when another woman walked past her and punched her in the head, police said.

    The punch sent the 72-year-old woman to the ground, video shows. She was left with swelling and pain, but refused medical attention, according to police.

    Anyone with information about the attack is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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