Korean diplomat punched in face in unprovoked attack in Manhattan

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Thursday, February 10, 2022
Diplomat punched in face in unprovoked attack in NYC
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A 53-year-old South Korean diplomat was walking on Fifth Avenue and 35th Street in Midtown around 8:10 p.m.

MIDTOWN, Manhattan (WABC) -- A foreign diplomat was punched in the face during an unprovoked attack in Manhattan Wednesday night.

The 53-year-old Korean diplomat was walking on Fifth Avenue and 35th Street in Midtown around 8:10 p.m.

That's when an unknown suspect punched the victim in the face.

The Korean consulate says the victim was a diplomat from the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations.

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The suspect then took off on Fifth Avenue.

No words were exchanged prior to the attack.

The victim suffered a possible broken nose and was treated at NYU in stable condition.

The Korean consulate says the diplomat is recovering after being discharged from the hospital.

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