Man, 71, knocked to the ground by stranger on Brooklyn street

A 71-year-old man was punched to the ground by a stranger on the street in Brooklyn. POLICE he said on Wednesday.

The NYPD has released surveillance footage of the suspect and is asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating him.

The attacker broke into the victim on Bridge St. near Prospect Street in front of the Farragut Houses in Dumbo at about 6:35 a.m. on Oct. 25, police said. He punched the victim several times in the face and knocked her to her feet.

Paramedics took the victim to NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklynwhere he was treated for bruising to his face and swelling to the back of his head.

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be confidential.

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