A man was attacked yesterday afternoon in The Archway. Below is the email from the victim’s wife. Please be vigilant.
My husband was just attacked this afternoon, around 1:45pm under the Manhattan Bridge Arch. Some guy came up from behind him and punched him.
There were some people who he thinks witnessed it but they didn’t stick around to ID him to the cops. If anyone knows anyone who saw anything, please encourage them to contact the police with information. As of now, this guy is roaming freely around our neighborhood. He was a huskier, young guy (probably late teens), african american, wearing a tan jacket. Unfortunately that was all my husband was able to see as the guy came up to him from behind and broke his glasses as he punched him. He didn’t demand money or anything, so don’t know if it was an attempted mugging or the guy was just mentally unstable.
This was a completely unprovoked attack. My husband noticed someone as he passed, but didn’t think anything of it.
We are especially concerned about this b/c we have a toddler and I frequently roam the streets with her during the day. With all the young families in the area – perhaps there’s a way to get a video camera installed in the archway?
Regardless, I just wanted to make all residents aware. And perhaps try sticking to the main streets, even during the day.
If you were a witness, or have any information related to this event, please contact the police or email us.