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Talk of Dance Battle Leads to Attack, Police Say

Suspect in Gramercy Assault
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MANHATTAN — Two men were arguing about a dance competition when one started walloping the other, breaking his jaw and eye socket in Gramercy on May 10, police said.

The suspect was talking to the 18-year-old victim at the corner of Third Avenue and East 23rd Street about 9:40 p.m. when the suspect started punching the other young man and then fled, the NYPD said.

The argument had been about a dance competition, police said. An NYPD spokesman did not have further details.

The 18-year-old was taken to Bellevue Hospital and treated for a broken jaw, a fractured eye socket and abrasions to his head, the NYPD said.

Surveillance cameras recorded the suspect, who is in his late teens or early 20s, as he walked down the street alongside another man and turned his head to look behind him, according to police. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477).