NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A violent attack on the Upper East Side left an Uber driver in a coma.
It happened around 4:25 a.m. on Feb. 5.READ MORE: Parents Hopeful Incoming Schools Chancellor Meisha Porter Will Address Strains Of Pandemic And Growing Learning Gap
Police say the 54-year-old driver got into an argument with several passengers near East 62nd Street and Second Avenue.
Things got physical and one of the men allegedly punched the driver in the face, knocking him to the ground.READ MORE: Travel Experts Say Spring, Summer Vacations Are Being Booked While Health Officials Say Don't Take Trips Just Yet
According to police, the victim was taken to a local hospital with severe head trauma and was then placed into a coma. He is currently listed in critical but stable condition.
Police are looking for five people, including two women who took off after the attack.
The victim has been identified as Mohamad Al-Gahaffi. He is also a livery driver.MORE NEWS: Sources: Salman Muflihi Faces Hate Crime Charges In Stabbing Of Asian Man In Lower Manhattan
Anyone who has information regarding this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477 or for Spanish, 1-888-577-4782. Tips can also be sent to the NYPDTips Twitter account or submitted online at NYPDCrimeStoppers.com.