Man grabs 64-year-old by the neck and punches him to the ground

Moment man grabs 64-year-old by the neck and punches him to the ground in latest example of New York street violence

  • New York police have released a surveillance video where a man attacked a 64-year-old in Brooklyn, NY 
  • The victim is seen being choked and grabbing the hat off the perpetrator’s head as he tries to escape
  • The suspect fled the scene in a red Mercedez-Benz and NYPD is asking for public help to identify him
  • Felony assaults were up 5.8 per cent so far this year, with 12,949 reported as of August 8, compared to 12,273 in the same period of 2020 
  • Surveillance video has captured the moment that a man punched, choked and threw a 64-year-old victim to the ground in the latest example of New York street violence.

    The attack took place on the corner of Eldert Street and Wyckoff Avenue in Bushwick, Brooklyn, on Monday, August 2 at 6.14pm. 

    In the video, released by the NYPD, two men are seen standing outside of a van when the man in a white t-shirt starts violently slapping the older victim.

    The victim is seen being choked and grabbing the hat off the perpetrator’s head as he tries to escape.

    The attacker then slaps him repeatedly as the victim holds onto his shirt, seemingly trying to keep the perpetrator at arm’s length.

    The 64-year-old man is then thrown onto the pavement. The attacker restrains him with his bodyweight and keeps punching him in the face.

    The New York Police Department (NYPD) released a surveillance video where a man punched, choked and threw a 64-year-old victim to the ground in the latest example of New York street violence

    The attack took place on the corner of Eldert Street and Wyckoff Avenue in Bushwick, Brooklyn, on Monday, August 2 at 6.14pm

    The New York Police Department (NYPD) released a surveillance video where a man punched, choked and threw a 64-year-old victim to the ground in the latest example of New York street violence

    The 64-year-old man was thrown onto the pavement. The attacker restrains him with his bodyweight and keeps punching him in the face

    The 64-year-old man was thrown onto the pavement. The attacker restrains him with his bodyweight and keeps punching him in the face

    Police are asking the public for help in identifying the attacker, who was seen in the video dressed in a white t-shirt and shorts. They tweeted the video this morning offering a 'reward up to $3,500'

    Police are asking the public for help in identifying the attacker, who was seen in the video dressed in a white t-shirt and shorts. They tweeted the video this morning offering a ‘reward up to $3,500’








    A third man is then seen casually walking up to the brawling men and taps the attacker on his arm. 

    According to News 12 the suspect fled the scene in a red Mercedez-Benz.

    The shocking incident was started after argument between the two men, police said.

    Police are asking the public for help in identifying the attacker. They tweeted the video this morning offering a ‘reward up to $3,500’.

    Anyone with a lead is urged to call 1-800-577-TIPS or direct message NYPD Crime Stoppers on Twitter.

    The suspect fled the scene in a red Mercedez-Benz. Anyone with a lead is urged to call 1-800-577-TIPS or direct message NYPD Crime Stoppers on Twitter

    The suspect fled the scene in a red Mercedez-Benz. Anyone with a lead is urged to call 1-800-577-TIPS or direct message NYPD Crime Stoppers on Twitter

    The victim was rushed to the hospital where he was treated for bruising and swelling to his face and body, as reported by News 12. 

    This incident is just the latest in a surge of crime happening in New York City since the onset of the pandemic.

    NYPD crime data showed felony assaults were up 5.8 per cent so far this year, with 12,949 reported as of August 8, compared to 12,273 in the same period of 2020. 

    Felony assaults were up 5.8 per cent so far this year, with 12,949 reported as of August 8, compared to 12,273 in the same period of 2020

    Felony assaults were up 5.8 per cent so far this year, with 12,949 reported as of August 8, compared to 12,273 in the same period of 2020

    There were 223 felony assaults recorded in the subway system in the first five months of 2021, which included the horrific attack that happened last week when a man strangled a woman unconscious before trying to rape her on a New York City Subway train.

    The extent of her injuries has not been disclosed.    

    Despite the fact that there is less overall crime this year compared to last, shootings have spiked 10.9 per cent in 2021 compared to last year, with 1,109 shooting incidents in 2021 compared to 1,000 in 2020.

    On Wednesday a Brooklyn mother was seen in a shocking surveillance video being casually assassinated on a street in the NYC borough. 

    The 42-year-old was talking to a group of people on the corner of Franklin Avenue and Prospect Place in Crown Heights when a blonde woman dressed in all black walked up behind her and shot her from a point-blank range in the back of the head. 








    Shootings so far this year have steadily increased since January, with a small dip in June and July

    Shootings so far this year have steadily increased since January, with a small dip in June and July

    In efforts to reduce murder and gun attacks even further Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled a ‘Safe Summer’ program focused on creating disincentives for young people looking to turn to guns by offering them positive alternatives.

    Since the program’s launch in May murders have gone down 26 per cent, shooting have decreased 10 per cent and shooting victims have gone down 11 per cent. 

    But while de Blasio took his victory lap many New Yorkers wondered if the program is actually working as the city is inundated with violent crime. 

    The crime data also showed that rapes are up 3.4 per cent so far this year, with 875 reported as of August 8, compared to 846 in the same period of 2020. 

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