El incidente sucedió alrededor 10 pm. en julio 5 cerca de la esquina de West 47th Street y Sixth Avene, el Departamento de Policía de Nueva York dijo.
En un video tuiteado por la policía de Nueva York el martes, a shirtless man is seen running behind a man and dousing him with a liquid on the back of his head before running away.
No words were exchange prior to the attack, la policía de Nueva York dijo.
La víctima, who owns a jewelry shop in the Diamond District, de acuerdo a WABC-TV, took himself to Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center the next day.
He was treated for second-degree burns on his back.
The suspect was described as a man about 5 pies, seven inches tall and weighing around 130 libras. He has brown hair and brown eyes, la policía dijo.