Stranger Attacks 66-Year-Old Woman at Random on NYC Sidewalk

What to Know

  • Cops are looking for a man who, without provocation, shoved a 66-year-old woman to the pavement in Brooklyn earlier this week
  • Surveillance video shows the two walking -- and the woman, stunned, suddenly flying off her feet; she ended up with minor injuries
  • Anyone with information about the attack is asked to call 1-800-577-TIPS

Authorities are looking for a man who randomly shoved a 66-year-old woman to the pavement in Brooklyn earlier this week, leaving her with minor injuries. 

Cops say the woman was walking along Fifth Avenue in Sunset Park around 1 p.m. Tuesday when, without provocation, a stranger moved up from behind and shoved her to the ground. Surveillance video shows the two walking -- and the woman, stunned, suddenly flying off her feet.

The suspect then rode off on a bicycle. He was last seen wearing a purple scarf around his head, authorities say. 

Anyone with information about the attack is asked to call 1-800-577-TIPS.

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