Three young men teamed up to assault a 25-year-old man at E. Ninth St. and Avenue A early on New Year’s Day, leaving him with fractured skull and broken nose, police said.
According to Jason Samuel, a Neighborhood Coordination Officer at the Ninth Precinct, the victim also suffered a traumatic brain injury.
“I haven’t interacted with him but he’s alive and about,” Samuel reported.
The Alphabet City attack occurred around 4 a.m.
The victim was removed to Bellevue Hospital where he was treated for his injuries.
As for the attack’s motive, and if there had been a prior dispute, it’s currently unknown but police are still investigating.
Police released surveillance video and photos of the suspects taken from the incident location.
Surveillance-camera of the alleged suspects. (Courtesy N.Y.P.D.)
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