GRAPHIC: Police in New York City are trying to identify & find a black male suspect who randomly hacked a victim using a hatchet inside Chase Bank in the financial district on 15 Aug. pic.twitter.com/mvO7N0xtUf
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) August 18, 2021
New York -Disturbing new surveillance video shows the moment a 51-year-old man was brutally attacked by a hatchet-wielding maniac while at a Lower Manhattan ATM.
The footage, obtained by The NY Post on Tuesday, shows the victim at one of the ATMs inside a Chase Bank vestibule on Broadway near Beaver Street in the Financial District shortly before 5:30 p.m. Sunday when his attacker walks in, removes a hatchet from a dark bag, sneaks up behind him and begins slashing him.
The frightened and bloodied victim tries to fend off the brutal assault, falling to the floor several times as he futilely attempts to grab his crazed assailant’s weapon, the footage shows.
Police say the victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition, according to the New York Post. “A man was there with a hatchet and [hit] my head … and my leg,” the victim told the outlet.
Law enforcement officials in Midtown said they apprehended a 37-year-old suspect who fit the description of the attacker. He was also taken to Bellevue Hospital by authorities, where he underwent an evaluation. The suspect had not been charged as of Tuesday night, according to the New York Post.