By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are trying to find the person accused of randomly assaulting a woman in the East Village.

It happened around 10:40 a.m. Friday on East 14th Street near Second Avenue.

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According to police, the individual approached a 70-year-old woman and hit her in the head with an unknown object, causing the woman to fall to the ground.

The individual then ran off.

The victim was taken to a local hospital in stable condition. She suffered injuries to her wrist and elbow.

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Police have released photos of the suspect.

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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