78-year-old man clubbed by grill brush in surprising NYC assault


The NYPD remains to be attempting to resolve a weird and random clubbing assault — involving the sort of lengthy brush used to wash barbecues — that despatched a 78-year-old man to the sidewalk in Manhattan on Monday.

The sufferer was strolling in entrance of 393 West 49th St., not removed from his Hell’s Kitchen residence, at about 2 a.m. when a male stranger approached him from behind and struck him within the head with a “picket grill brush,” police mentioned.

The suspect “mentioned nothing” and saved strolling east on West 49th Avenue, the sufferer told ABC New York.

The sufferer crumbled to the bottom and was left bruised and in ache. EMS took him to Mount Sinai hospital in secure situation, police mentioned.

The NYPD launched a video of the needed man and a photograph from the scene of the crime previous to the incident.

Anybody with data is requested to name the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).