NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are searching for a man seen on video pepper spraying a couple in Manhattan.
It happened shortly before 10 p.m. last Tuesday on Eighth Avenue between West 15th and 16th streets in Chelsea.READ MORE: NYPD Introducing New Crisis Response Training To De-Escalate Situations Where Suspect Does Not Have A Gun
Surveillance video shows the man and woman walking on the sidewalk, when the suspect passes by and pepper sprays them in the face.READ MORE: COVID-19: Experts Say Delta Variant Spreads Quickly And Is Dominant Strain In Under-Vaccinated Areas
Police said the victims, ages 18 and 19, were treated for redness and swelling to their eyes.
The suspect took off head north on 8th Avenue.MORE NEWS: 'Diaphragm Law' Banning NYPD Officers From Applying Pressure To Suspect's Torso Struck Down
Anyone with information about him is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip via their website or on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.