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Violent random attack on Christopher St.

A man was assaulted, leaving him with broken bones in his face, in an apparently random attack on Christopher St. one afternoon last month.

Police said that on Fri., April 23, about five minutes before 6 p.m., a 59-year-old man was walking past St. Veronica’s Church on Christopher St., between Greenwich and Washington Sts., when he was approached by a stranger who struck him in the face with an unknown object.

The attacker fled westbound on Christopher St.

The victim suffered fractures to his cheek bone and sinus bone on the left side of his face. He first walked home, then went to Lennox Health Greenwich Village for treatment. A police spokesperson did not have information immediately available on whether the victim lived in the neighborhood.

The suspect is described as around age 30, 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing 150 pounds and was last seen wearing a brown sweatshirt, dark-colored pants and a dark overcoat.

Police provided a surveillance camera photo of the alleged suspect.

Police ask that anyone with information call the N.Y.P.D.’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Tips can also be submitted on the Crime Stoppers Web site at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or on Twitter at @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then, entering TIP577. All tips are confidential.

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