A motive for the attack is not known at this time. It's also not known if the suspects knew the victim.
🚨WANTED-ASSAULT: 5/18/22 approx. 3:40 AM, E 4 St & 2nd Ave @NYPD9PCT Manhattan. The suspects punched a 46-year-old male victim multiple times & dragged him on the pavement. Any info call us at 800-577-TIPS or anonymously post a tip to https://t.co/TRPPY5zHV2 Reward up to $3,500 pic.twitter.com/FjhO7FkKrs— NYPD Crime Stoppers (@NYPDTips) May 25, 2022
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Police looking for 2 suspects in attack on 2nd Avenue and 4th Street that left victim with a skull fracture
The NYPD says that the two separately attacked the 46-year-old victim at 3:40 a.m. on May 18. Video footage shows the first suspect grabbing the victim from behind and throwing him to the ground, where he gets in his face and punches him before walking away.
After the victim gets to his feet on the crosswalk, the second suspect smacks him onto the ground and punches him. Before leaving, the second suspect stops and drags the victim out of the roadway to the corner.
EMTs transported the victim to NYC Health & Hospitals/Bellevue for a skull fracture, and he is listed in critical condition.
Police said the suspects are between 25 and 35 years old.
Anyone with information that could help in the investigation is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). You may also submit tips online. All calls are strictly confidential.