85-year-old woman pushed to ground in Greenwich Village assault

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The suspect wanted for allegedly pushing an 85-year-old woman to the ground. (Courtesy NYPD)

An elderly woman was assaulted last Wednesday, Dec. 18, while walking in Greenwich Village, police said.

Around 12:30 p.m., an 85-year-old woman was walking in the area of 781 Broadway, between East 9th and 10th Streets, when an unknown man approached her from behind. The man then intentionally pushed the woman, officials said, causing her to fall to the ground. The attacker fled the area on foot.

The woman suffered minor lacerations to her head and leg from the incident. She was taken to NYU Langone Health medical center for treatment of her injuries.

Police released a surveillance image of the suspect wanted for the assault in the 6th Precinct. It was taken at the location of the incident, just before it occurred. He is described as 20-30 years old, and last seen wearing a blue cap and all white clothing.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS or 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.