New York law enforcement authorities areseekinga shirtless man in connection with various brutal attacks in Manhattan, including one that could be a hate crime against a white man.
In all of the attacks, the suspect had no significant interactions with his victims before he assaulted them.
In the first attack, the man pushed a 56-year-old man to the ground and fled. The victim suffered a laceration to the head and bruises.
Five days later the same man issuspectedto have hit a 64-year-old female victim in the head and shoulder with a wooden stick.
An hour later he allegedly struck a 20-year-old female student with a brick in the back of the head.
About an hour and a half later is when the suspect made anti-white statements before attacking a 58-year-old man in the face.
“He was super-bloody, he was wearing a white shirt, there were all these cops,” said Nico Victorino, who saw the attack, “and he looked like shocked. It was so scary, like we walk around here all the time. You know, you just feel unsafe.”
Surveillance video of the suspect made available by law enforcement shows a shirtless black male.
The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force isinvestigatingthe random attacks.