NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A 56-year-old man remained in critical condition Monday after police said he was attacked early Saturday morning in Queens.
Police identified the victim as Roberto Martines, CBS 2’s Dick Brennan reported.
Residents in Woodside said Martines, who lives nearby, was leaving a restaurant on the corner of 69th Street and Roosevelt Avenue when he was attacked.
Just after midnight, a man walked up to him and punched him in the face, police said.
“Immediately he punched him at his face, and he fell down and crushed his head here,” said Benjamin Ytac, a friend of the victim.
The victim was taken to Elmhurst General Hospital in critical condition.