The video shows the suspect running shirtless down the sidewalk.READ MORE: Funeral Held For Legendary Rapper Biz Markie
The attack happened around 10 p.m. on July 5 near the corner of West 47th Street and 6th Avenue.
🚨WANTED🚨for an Assault near West 47 Street & 6 Avenue #midtown #manhattan On 7/5/21 @ 10:01 PM Reward up to $3500 Seen him? Know who he is? Call 1-800-577-TIPS or DM us! Calls are CONFIDENTIAL! #yourcityyourcall pic.twitter.com/7q8QjjGsZ4
— NYPD Crime Stoppers (@NYPDTips) July 13, 2021READ MORE: Car Smashes Into Newly Opened Horseman Deli In Sleepy Hollow
Surveillance video showed the suspect run up behind the 57-year-old victim and throw the liquid on his back. The man then falls to the ground in pain.
Police said there were no words exchanged before the attack.
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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.