YORKVILLE — A stranger randomly punched an 85-year-old man in the head as he was walking in Carl Schurz Park, according to the NYPD.
The victim was walking in the park near East 90th Street at 3 p.m. Tuesday, when the suspect came up from behind him and hit him in the side of the head, knocking him to the ground, police said.
A surveillance video released by police shows the assailant approaching the victim with his fist raised and then backing away.
The suspect then fled south on the promenade. The victim suffered cuts to the back of his head and above his right eye, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital.
Police described the suspect as in his 40s and last seen wearing a black coat, blue jeans, a red knit cap and a black backpack.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).