Random, unprovoked attack with a bottle injures man in Manhattan

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Random, unprovoked attack with a bottle injures man
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CeFaan Kim has the disturbing details of an unprovoked attack with a bottle that injured a man in Manhattan.

HARLEM, Manhattan (WABC) -- A 66-year-old man was assaulted and repeatedly hit with a bottle in a seemingly random and unprovoked attack in broad daylight in Manhattan, and police are hoping surveillance video will lead to an arrest.

It happened around 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 23, on West 129th Street and Convent Avenue in Harlem.

Authorities say the victim was walking westbound on West 129th Street when the unidentified assailant struck him from behind in the back of the head multiple times with a bottle.

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The victim fell to the ground, where the attacker proceeded to strike him several more times before fleeing westbound on West 129th Street toward Amsterdam Avenue.

The victim suffered pain, swelling and scratches to his head and face, but he refused medical attention until a later date.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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