69-year-old woman punched in apparent random NYC street attack

A 69-year-old woman was punched in the face in an apparent random attack on a NYC street, the NYPD said.

The attack happened back on Tuesday, May 7, just before 1 p.m. on Lexington Avenue on the Upper East Side.

According to police, the woman was walking on the sidewalk when she was punched in the face by a man. 

The woman was transported to Lenox Hill Hospital in stable condition for treatment regarding bruising, swelling, and pain. The man fled the location on foot.

"First It was the subway pushings, then it was the beatings, now it's the punching in the face, and I am very frightened myself to be honest with you," one woman told FOX 5 NY. 

The individual is described as a man with a bald head, last seen wearing glasses, a gray hooded sweatshirt, blue pants, black sneakers and was carrying a backpack.

This incident comes after a string of random attacks on women in the city.  

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The most recent NYPD statistics show that citywide, felony assaults are up by 4 percent so far this year compared to 2023. That breaks down to about 3 every hour, but those numbers are based only on what's reported.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

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