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Inwood Man Assaulted While Walking Dog, Cops Say

By Nigel Chiwaya | August 15, 2013 10:21am
 The victim was attacked while walking his dog near the intersection of Isham and Cooper Streets just after midnight on Aug. 11. 
The victim was attacked while walking his dog near the intersection of Isham and Cooper Streets just after midnight on Aug. 11. 
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INWOOD — An Inwood man walking his dog late Sunday night was jumped by two men who punched him and fled, cops said.

The incident took place just after midnight on Aug. 11 near the intersection of Isham and Cooper Streets. Cops said that two suspects jumped the victim from behind and began punching him before fleeing.

"The guy said they hit him four or five times in the head," said Inwood resident Emily Ackerman, who witnessed the attack while walking her dog. "He said they didn't say a word; they just hit him in the head and face and shoulders and neck." 

"He was shaking," Ackerman said, adding that the victim appeared to be in his late twenties or early thirties. "I didn't see any blood, but he did have a huge knot on his head."

Cops said that no money or property was stolen from the man, who did not require medical attention at a hospital. While an investigation is ongoing, police told DNAinfo New York that there is no indication that the incident was gang-related.