What to Know
- A 20-something-year-old man dragged a metal police barrier across a Manhattan street and hit a random with it, police say
- The NYPD has been searching for the attacker since Jan. 20 when the 26-year-old victim was hurt in the bizarre East Village beating
- No arrests have been made and witnesses are urged to call Crime Stoppers with tips
A man is accused of randomly attacking a woman last month in Manhattan with a metal police barrier he dragged across the street while yelling “tag, you’re it,” officials say.
Police say they have been searching for the 20-something-year-old man since the Jan. 20 beating on Bleecker Street in the East Village. No words were exchanged between the attacker and the 26-year-old woman and the duo did not know each other, according to the NYPD.
The suspect, last seen wearing a black track jacket and gray sweatpants, grabbed the barrier, dragged the hump of metal across the street, hit the woman with it over her back and told her she was it, authorities said.
The victim suffered a deep gash, but refused medical attention, police said. The suspect quickly ran off and hasn’t been seen since.
Witnesses are urged to call Crime Stoppers with tips that could help investigators.