Judge punched in face by suspect on bike while walking to work in Lower Manhattan

LOWER MANHATTAN (WABC) -- A judge was punched by a suspect on a bicycle in broad daylight as she walked to work at a Lower Manhattan courthouse.

Judge Phyllis Chu was attacked on Water Street at around 9 a.m. Monday morning.

She was walking from the Staten Island Ferry to court at 100 Centre Street when she was punched in the jaw by a suspect on a bicycle.

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Chu was rushed to New York Presbyterian Lower Manhattan, where she is being treated.

It is unclear why Chu was targeted in the random attack.

A spokesman for the city's Office of Court Administration, Lucian Chalfen, said the suspect may have been emotionally disturbed.

The judge had previously heard the Cuba Gooding Jr. groping case.

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