Gramercy Park Block Association - Neighborhood News #560

Random afternoon attack at 21st St and Park Ave South
We were sent the following account from a neighbor whose colleague was randomly attacked outside their office at 21st St and Park Ave South on Monday afternoon

"Monday afternoon one of my colleagues was the victim of a random attack right outside our office building at the intersection of 21st St and Park Avenue South. It is possible that he was a victim of 'the Knockout Game'. He was attacked by an unidentified man who hit him in the head with blunt force and knocked him into oncoming traffic where he was hit by a car. Although he was taken to Bellevue for emergency care, by all accounts he was very lucky not to be more seriously injured." 

 

Information from Wikipedia about the "Knockout Game" 

The "knockout game" is name given by American news media to assaults in which, one or more assailants attempt to knock out an unsuspecting victim, often with a single sucker punch, all for the amusement of the attacker(s) and their accomplice(s).