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Astoria: Cops looking for assailant who allegedly thumped man in the head

July 27, 2015 By Michael Florio

Police are searching for a man who allegedly struck a pedestrian in the head with a blunt object on an Astoria street last month.

The suspect approached the 34-year-old male victim in front of 36-49 34th Street, on June 17th at approximately 2:45 pm, and struck the victim in the head with an unknown object, according to the NYPD.

The victim suffered a laceration to his head and was taken to Elmhurst Hospital for treatment.

Police released a surveillance video of the suspect, who has dark hair, shown wearing a dark colored tank top, as he strikes the victim.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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James

Allegedly thumped? Looks like he’s actually thumping him, and who knows if the guy deserved a beating. Not helping the cops on this one, sorry.

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John

The zip code is actually low in crime…one of the lowest in fact. Astoria and neighboring queens neighborhoods are lower in crime than the Bronx, Brooklyn, and lower Manhattan.

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Tina

Correct me if I’m wrong, but the video shows a man hitting a bunch of square blocks not a person!

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