Elderly woman shoved to the ground, seriously injured in unprovoked attack

A man has been arrested for allegedly shoving a 76-year-old Brooklyn woman walking along a sidewalk in Brighton Beach to the ground and seriously injuring her in an unprovoked attack, police say.

The NYPD says it arrested Andrey Zaytsev, of Brooklyn, Friday morning and charged him with assault for the incident.

Video of the assault on June 10 at about 10:40 a.m. was released by the NYPD this week.

The suspect was seen walking a dog and as he turns a corner, crosses paths with the woman and suddenly pushes her to the ground

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The man then took off.

The victim was taken to Coney Island Hospital.  Information about her injuries was not released.

If you know anything about the incident, contact the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

Police say all calls are strictly confidential.

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