Violent random assaults on innocent victims known as “knockout” attacks have been making headlines in the Tri-State Area for months, and they are spreading.
Police in Hackensack are warning residents about three random attacks that could be tied to the so-called “knockout game.”
A tourist from London in town for a wedding was attacked and beaten in Brooklyn early Tuesday, in what a City Councilman said might have been another “knockout” attack.
The victim was walking along MacArthur Avenue around 3 p.m. on March 7 when she was assaulted. Police said the suspects punched her in the head and kicked her in the abdomen.
State Rep. Joe Verrengia is behind the effort to try 16- and 17-year-olds as adults in court for these dangerous street assaults. The measure would make such attacks a felony.
A bill before the General Assembly’s Public Safety Committee would make the sucker-punch attacks a Class D felony.
Rogers, who broke his jaw and suffered facial lacerations, said he’s positive he was a victim of a “knockout game” attack.
Police on Wednesday were asking the public to help them find four suspects who attacked a woman in broad daylight in Vinegar Hill, Brooklyn.
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Police on Tuesday were searching for a suspect who punched a woman in the back of the head and knocked her down as she walked with her 7-year-old daughter in Brooklyn this past weekend.
Darryl Mitchell pleaded not guilty to attacking multiple people in Suffolk County.
A North Amityville man has been charged with at least four counts of assault in connection with suspected “knockout game” attacks on Long Island.
Leaders of the black and Jewish communities joined together Sunday on the steps of Brooklyn Supreme Court to repudiate the violent “knockout game.”
A newly-elected member of the New York City Council who came under fire for her theory as to what the motive was behind the “knockout game” attacks in Crown Heights has issued an apology.