HELL'S KITCHEN, Manhattan — Police are looking for the man who struck a 63-year-old woman with luggage in a New Year’s Day attack.
Ester Guzman was walking near her home in the vicinity of 10th Avenue and West 51st Street in Hell’s Kitchen around midnight when a man approached her, police said.
The man punched Guzman in the face, knocking her to the ground. He then struck her in the face with a rolling luggage suitcase before fleeing, according to authorities.
Guzman, who lives in the area where she was attacked, sustained several face injuries as a result, police said.
Surveillance video obtained by police shows the man punch Guzman, who falls to the ground. The woman, who also appears to be holding a luggage, attempts to get up, but is then punched to the ground again.
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