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A 39-year-old Harlem resident died yesterday when a tire swing struck him in the face in Tompkins Square Park.
According to the Post, the man, identified as Aleim Perkins, took his niece to the playground off of East Ninth Street at Avenue A.
While the girl was playing, he began “aggressively swinging” an empty tire swing, which hit him in the face, knocking him unconscious and causing him to bleed from the mouth, a police source said.
EMTs took him to Beth Israel, where he was pronounced dead.