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Man Randomly Attacks 2 People in Jackson Heights in Broad Daylight: NYPD

By Ben Fractenberg | April 14, 2017 4:22pm

QUEENS — Police are looking for a man who they said randomly attacked two people, including an 85-year-old man, in broad daylight in Jackson Heights on Wednesday.

The man first approached an 18-year-old woman on 37th Avenue near 86th Street at about 12:50 p.m. and slapped her on the face, according to the NYPD.

He then walked off, and the woman refused medical attention at the scene.

About 15 minutes later he walked up to an 85-year-old man on 37th Avenue near 84th Street and punched him in the face.

The elderly man suffered bruises and a small laceration to his face. He was taken to Elmhurst Hospital in stable condition.

The puncher fled west on 37th Avenue toward 83rd Street. He was last seen wearing a blue-and-white checkered shirt and dark pants.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782. You can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.