Boy, 12, punched in face by man in vicious, unprovoked attack
NEW YORK - A 12-year-old boy is recovering from severe injuries to his face and head after he was the victim of an unprovoked attack by a man in Brooklyn.
The shocking incident occurred on Oct. 14 at about 3:10 p.m.
Video shows the child sitting on the curb at East 13th Street and Avenue T when the man approaches him from behind and punches him in the face. The child falls over and loses consciousness, according to police.
The boy suffered fractures to his face, along with bleeding and bruising.
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The suspect fled on foot southbound on East 13th Street. He is described by police as a male in his 20s-30s.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips.
Police say all calls are strictly confidential.