Chaos Erupts, NYC Parks Worker Socked in Face in Manhattan Mayhem: Cops

The entire incident was captured by surveillance cameras; the video shows total chaos erupt after two NYC parks workers walk up to the man with their batons raised


Police are looking for a man accused of attacking an NYC Parks Department employee in Manhattan's Riverside Park for no known reason, authorities say.

Investigators say the suspect became belligerent toward the 29-year-old city worker near Riverside Drive and West 79th Street around 8 p.m. a week ago, when it was still light out, and punched the worker in the face before riding off on a scooter.

The entire incident was captured by surveillance cameras and shows a man violently punch one of two Parks workers who approach him, batons raised, on a roadside area within the Upper West Side space.

That officer continues sparring with the suspect, with the two seen flinging arms and legs as other officers try to stop the chaos and confused bikers pause -- and then muddle their way by -- the confrontation.

The worker was treated at the scene for a laceration.

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

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