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.

Police are looking for five people in connection to a violent attack that happened on Feb. 5, 2020, on the Upper East Side. (Credit: NYPD Crime Stoppers)

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.

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.

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

  1. Allan Brandon says:

    look at the trashy passengers – bring back stop and frisk for passengers – let’s station a police officer at every pick up location

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