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NYC street food vendor attacked in Times Square with milk crate, traffic cones and video broadcasts


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New York police released video of a man they say attacked a street food vendor in Times Square with a crate of milk and traffic cones earlier this month in hopes the public can help identify the suspect.

The stranger was involved in a verbal argument with the 57-year-old food vendor around 6:15 p.m. on May 14 at the corner of 7th Avenue and West 40th Street, police said. It is unclear what led to the dispute.

The argument turned physical, police say, when the suspect began kicking and punching the victim.

Police are looking for a suspect who threw traffic cones and a crate of milk at a street food vendor in New York’s Times Square earlier this month.
(NYPD Crime Stoppers)

The suspect allegedly picked up a crate of milk and punched the food vendor in the head before throwing several traffic cones from the street at the victim.

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The suspect has fled and his current whereabouts are unknown.

NYC street food vendor attacked in Times Square with milk crate, traffic cones and video broadcasts

The suspect is seen on cellphone video picking up traffic cones from the street and throwing them at the food vendor on a corner of New York’s Times Square earlier this month.
(NYPD Crime Stoppers)

The victim suffered a laceration to the head and was taken to NYC Health and Hospitals/Bellevue, where police say he was treated and released.

Police described the suspect as dark-skinned, athletically built and with short black hair. He is believed to be 6ft 2in and weigh 160lbs.

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He was last seen wearing a black surgical mask, back sweatpants, a black t-shirt, backpack and gray Crocs, police said.

Authorities asked anyone with information about the incident to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

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