The unknown man became involved in a verbal argument with the 57-year-old food vendor around 6:15 오후. 오월에 14 on the corner of 7th Avenue and West 40th Street, 경찰은 말했다. It was unclear what led to the dispute.
The argument turned physical, 경찰에 따르면, when the suspect began kicking and punching the victim.
The suspect allegedly picked up a milk crate and struck the food vendor over the head before hurling multiple traffic cones from the street at the victim.
The suspect fled the scene and his current whereabouts are unknown.
The victim suffered a laceration to his head and was taken to NYC Health and Hospitals/Bellevue, where police said he was treated and released.
Police described the suspect as a male with a dark complexion, athletic build and short dark hair. He is believed to be 6 피트, 2 inches tall and weighs 160 파운드.
He was last seen wearing a black surgical mask, back sweatpants, a black t-shirt, a backpack and gray Crocs, 경찰에 따르면.
Authorities asked anyone with information about the incident to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).