Tourist punched in face in random Times Square attack


A 20-year-old tourist from Wisconsin was randomly attacked by a lunatic in Times Square on Wednesday afternoon, police sources said.

The suspect stalked the victim and then punched him in the face on Seventh Avenue near West 49th Street at about 2:30 p.m., the sources said.

After the unprovoked assault, the creep continued to trail the man up the block — before nearby officers intervened, according to sources.

Footage from the scene showed at least four cops struggling to subdue the suspect as witnesses stared on in shock.

One officer had unholstered her Taser, though it was unclear it was used.

The suspect was eventually handcuffed and hauled to a nearby hospital for a psychiatric evaluation, sources said.

A homeless man stalked a Wisconsin tourist before the fight broke out.
Peter Gerber
Tourist assaulted earlier by an emotionally disturbed man on 7th Avenue in Manhattan on August 25, 2021.
Authorities quickly intervened to handle the suspect following the incident in Times Square.
Peter Gerber

The tourist suffered a cut to his lip and refused medical attention at the scene.

The NYPD did not immediately have information on the incident.

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