NYPD Arrest Man Suspected Of Striking Random Pedestrian In The Head With Baseball Bat NYPD Arrest Man Who Struck Random Pedestrian With Baseball Bat

NYPD Arrest Man Suspected Of Striking Random Pedestrian In The Head With Baseball Bat

A Manhattan man has been arrested in connection to a brutal bat attack that occurred on a New York City sidewalk last week. According to NBC New York, the attack occurred in broad daylight on an unsuspecting pedestrian.

On Wednesday, 36-year-old Karim Azizi was charged with attempted assault, assault, and criminal possession of a weapon.

The Attack

According to NBC New York, the “brazen” bat attack took place on Tuesday, November 29. The incident occurred around 8 a.m. on Amsterdam Avenue and West 148th Street in Harlem.

Footage of the assault shows a pedestrian, dressed in a red, puffy jacket, casually walking down the street. As he moves past the aggressor, now suspected to be Azizi, the 36-year-old pulls a brightly colored baseball bat from his pants. Azizi then quickly approaches the pedestrian from behind and swings the bat into the back of the 47-year-old’s head. The victim then falls to the ground.

The bat-swinger seems to yell something at the victim as they begin walking away. In the footage, it looks as though the victim responds and the bat-swinger aggressively walks toward the victim once more.

The aggressor then motions a few more threatening jabs at the victim then turns and walks out of the camera footage.

The Victim’s Condition

According to NBC New York, the victim suffered a gash to his head and bruising. He was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment and is suspected to be okay. The outlet also reported that no motive for the attack has yet been made available. Nor has information surfaced on a possible attorney for the suspect Azizi.

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