Shocking moment elderly man is 'assaulted' on bus

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Police are on the lookout for a man who allegedly assaulted an elderly passenger on a bus, pouring a drink on his head and punching him in the face.

The 83-year-old man was catching a bus in the Bronx in New York, when he was attacked by a man standing next to him.

A video was released on the NYPD Crime Stoppers Twitter, urging people to come forward with any information about the incident.

Security footage of the suspect on the bus  pouring a bright green drink over an elderly man's  head.
Police are urging anyone with information to come forward. Source: Twitter/ NYPD Crime Stoppers

The suspect has been described as a black male aged between ages 30 and 40, and around 180cm tall.

The victim was trying to get off the bus when he was attacked 

According to police, the 83-year-old was trying to get off the MTA bus around 5:30 pm on May 31 in the Bronx before the altercation occurred.

In the clip, the two men are standing by each other on a bus and talking for a few seconds before the man raises a full bottle of soft drink and starts to pour it over the elderly man's head. He then appears to punch the older man in the face.

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The NYPD told the Washington Examiner the man was hospitalised for over a week for multiple facial fractures.

Police are offering up to US$3,5000 (A$4,700) for anyone with information.

According to NYPD statistics, the crime rate in New York has risen six per cent this year compared to 2020. 

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