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Hackensack Police Warn Residents After 3 Random, Possibly ‘Knockout’ Attacks

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HACKENSACK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – Police in Hackensack are warning residents about three random attacks that could be tied to the so-called “knockout game.”

Police said a man randomly approached three men and punched them Monday night, 1010 WINS reported.

Hackensack Police Warn Residents After 3 Random, Possibly 'Knockout' Attacks

generic police image Hackensack Police Warn Residents After 3 Random, Possibly Knockout Attacks
John Montone reports

The attacks took place on Essex Street, Summit Avenue and Beech Street within 15 minutes of each other, 1010 WINS reported. Police said it looks like the attacker was acting alone.

The victims were two men in their 50s and another man in his 20s. None of them were seriously hurt.

Residents were concerned after hearing about the attacks.

“That’s not good, I don’t like that,” said Hackensack resident Gary Brown, who lives with his sister and her four young children. “If you do go out at night take somebody with you, have somebody with you, if you’re a girl have your brother or your uncle or somebody walk with you, don’t go out alone.”

Jackie Lynch, director of the Community Resource Center in Hackensack, said the community needs to band together to make sure this doesn’t happen again.

“We need to make sure we get the parents together, the PTA, all the churches and those kind of organizations and meet and say, ‘Hey look, we’re not going to have it,'” Lynch told 1010 WINS.

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