NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The NYPD is searching for three suspects in a gang assault of a 42-year-old off-duty officer in Midtown.

Police told CBS 2 the officer, was walking on W. 49th Street toward 9th Avenue around 12:20 a.m., Saturday when one of the suspects jumped in front of him in a “fighting stance.” The officer then tried to walk past him when two other men joined in and punched the man in the head numerous times.

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The suspects fled the scene, but were caught on surveillance video.

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The officer was taken to Roosevelt Hospital and was treated for lacerations to his head.

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