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 on Wednesday renewed their call to find two suspects who attacked a 72-year-old man as he walked down a quiet side street in the West Village.
Donald Lathrom’s face is blackened and bruised, and he has a possible blood clot on his brain.
One of the suspects was caught on surveillance video punching the victim in the face before crossing the street and taking off with another man, police said.
Fellow officers lined the street and clapped as Det. Mario Muniz left the hospital in a wheelchair just after 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
Both U.S. marshals injured in a shootout with a wanted fugitive have been released from the hospital as new details emerge on what led authorities to find the suspect at a West Village smoke shop.
Police said a fugitive who was working in a West Village smoke shop shot and wounded three officers who were trying to arrest him Monday afternoon, before the officers returned fire and killed him.
Police said they found a man allegedly carrying an arsenal of semiautomatic weapons, knives and ammunition when they pulled him over for going the wrong way in the West Village earlier this week.
Flames engulfed the roof of a West Village apartment building late Tuesday afternoon, but fire crews quickly extinguished the blaze.
A pedestrian was reported in serious condition Wednesday evening, after she was struck by a double-decker bus in the West Village.
A 30-year-old woman was walking near Greenwich and Horatio streets when police said a man walked up to her from behind, grabbed her and then sexually assaulted her.
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Police on Thursday were asking for help from the public in finding a suspect in a string of robberies targeting grocery stores, bodegas, newsstands and other businesses around Manhattan.
The victim’s boyfriend, 69-year-old Dennis Guglielmo, was arrested on second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon charges, police said Friday.
According to authorities, a 59-year-old woman was stabbed multiple times in the chest and torso at 38 Downing St. around 6:22 p.m.