NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A doorman was punched in the face by an alleged intruder in Queens.
It happened shortly before 9:30 p.m. Saturday at a building on 68th Drive in Forest Hills.READ MORE: NYPD: 2 Gunman Wanted After 10 Shot Outside Queens Laundromat
Police said the 69-year-old doorman found the suspect in the basement and asked him to leave.
Instead, the suspect allegedly followed the victim and punched him in the face, knocking him to the ground.
He was treated at Flushing Hospital for a facial fracture.READ MORE: COVID In New York: Mask Mandates Not Being Re-Imposed Just Yet As Concern Grows Over Delta Variant
The victim’s son told CBS2’s there’s no excuse for this type of violence.
“I just feel disgusted by this person,” he said. “We’ve been getting calls from all the tenants, from a bunch of his coworkers. We are very concerned. I am super concerned about his safety now.”
“We are devastated by the horrid attack one of our members, a doorman at 104-20 68th Drive in Flushing, Queens, survived on Saturday night,” the Service Employees International Union said in a statement. “We remain in close contact with the doorman, his family and others at the building to continue assessing the situation and ensure that our member receives the care he needs at this challenging time. Our thoughts are with our member as we pray for his quick and full recovery.”
Anyone with information about his attacker 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.MORE NEWS: NYPD: 3 Shot In Washington Heights, No Arrests