NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are trying to identify a man accused of kicking a child at Washington Square Park.

The incident happened around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.

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Police are searching for an individual accused of kicking a 3-year-old girl in Washington Square Park on March 24, 2021. (Credit: NYPD Crime Stoppers)

Police say a 3-year-old girl was walking with her nanny inside the park when a man approached them and suddenly kicked the child with his knee, causing the girl to fall. The man then allegedly demanded the girl and her nanny leave the park.

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He was last seen walking eastbound on Washington Square South from Thompson Street.

According to police, the 3-year-old girl was not injured.

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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

CBSNewYork Team