Woman randomly sucker-punched in face outside Chinatown restaurant

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Tuesday, June 1, 2021
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Police are investigating after a woman was randomly punched in the face outside a restaurant in Chinatown.

CHINATOWN, Manhattan (WABC) -- Police are investigating after a woman was randomly punched in the face Monday evening outside a restaurant in Chinatown.

The attack was reported at 65 Bayard Street around 6:15 p.m.

Authorities say the 55-year-old woman was punched by an unknown man.

New York State Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou tweeted video of the incident she received from a constituent:

The suspect was apprehended at the scene and was taken to Bellevue Hospital where he will undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

The woman was taken to another hospital with a facial injury, but was said to be stable.

No words were exchanged between the victim and the suspect.

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