Video shows attacker brutally beating woman on Manhattan street

Security camera footage of the suspect who assaulted a 63-year-old woman in Manhattan on Jan. 1. (Photo courtesy of NYPD)

Police released on Saturday disturbing video of a man pummeling a 63-year-old woman with his fists and luggage on a Manhattan street early New Year’s morning.

Cops said the attack occurred at a minute past midnight on Jan. 1 in the area of 10th Avenue and West 51st Street in Hell’s Kitchen.

According to authorities, the victim was walking through the area when the suspect approached and accosted her. The video shows the suspect knocking the woman to the ground, striking her with his rolling luggage and then throwing punches at her before walking away.

The incident was reported to the NYPD Midtown South Precinct. The victim suffered facial injuries.

Anyone with information regarding the suspect’s whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA), visit the Crime Stoppers website, or send a direct message on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

Robert Pozarycki