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Man Attacked With Hammer By Strangers in Brooklyn, Needed 8 Staples to Head: NYPD

The attack began with a dispute between the strangers just after noon on Christmas Day, police said

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    Strangers Attack Man With Hammer, Metal Pipe

    A man is afraid for his life after he was violently attacked by two strangers in Williamsburg late last month. The two suspects are still on the loose. Marc Santia reports.

    (Published Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018)

    Two strangers attacked a man with a hammer in Brooklyn, leaving him with injuries so severe that he needed eight staples on his head, police said. 

    The attack began with a dispute between the strangers just after noon on Christmas Day, according to sources. 

    The NYPD released these photos of suspects in a hammer attack on Christmas Day.
    Photo credit: NYPD

    The men then struck the 52-year-old victim with a silver Mercedes Benz on Flushing Avenue in Williamsburg. 

    After striking the victim, two of the men got out of the car and beat him with a hammer and a metal rod, police said. A third man stayed in the driver's seat. 

    The attackers then fled in the Mercedes with New York plates. 

    The victim was taken to a hospital with eye and head injuries, according to police, who said he needed eight staples on his head. 

    He spoke with News 4 by phone. He said he's too afraid for his life, knowing that the men are still on the loose. Still, he's confident police will make arrests. 

    Tim Hone was walking to work Saturday at the site of the attack. He said arrests would bring peace of mind to him and other residents in the neighborhood.

    "It seems totally senseless. It's scary that people are capable of that," Hone said. 

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