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Horrific footage captured the moment when a man attacked a pedestrian with a baseball bat while walking in New York City.
The victim, 47, was seen on the ground while his attacker stood over him on Tuesday around 8am in Hamilton Heights. It appeared as if the attacker had been stalking his target before striking.
It is unclear why the attack occurred, but the unknown assailant was seen walking shortly behind of the victim before he pulled the bat out of his pants. The attack occurred as crime is up 40 percent this in comparison to 2021.
The victim in the recent attack was seen in the video collapsing onto the floor after he was struck in the head while another man walked by.
Footage then showed the assailant swiftly turning away before walking back up to the man seconds later. It is unclear if the two knew each other, but they appeared to be in a scuffle.
Police said the victim suffered bruising and was taken to a local hospital. The attack appeared to be targeted. No arrests have been made.
Surveillance footage captured the moment a man with a baseball bat attacked a pedestrian walking in Hamilton Heights on Tuesday
The attacker was spotted walking shortly behind the victim and waiting seconds before grabbing the bat out of his pants
Without hesitation, the assailant struck the man, who then fell to the ground in pain
Police are asking for help to identify attacker and call the Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS
The attacker was seen wearing sweats, a sweatshirt with the words Nike on the front, gray sweatpants and black shoes.