Man slugs teen with blunt object after an accidental bump-in on a Flushing street: police

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Cops are looking for a man who attacked a teenager on a Flushing street last week.

According to authorities, at 7 p.m. on Oct. 15, a 14-year-old boy was walking at the corner of 41st Road and Main Street when he bumped into an unknown man. The man, police say, told the boy, “I won’t beat you up because you’re a kid.”

Police said the suspect ultimately returned to the location and struck the teen in the head with a hard, unknown object and fled the scene.

Officers from the 109th Precinct responded to the scene and found the victim, who suffered pain, swelling and a laceration to the left side of his face. EMS responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital in stable condition.

The NYPD described the assailant as a Hispanic man with a stocky build and black hair, standing 6 feet tall and is approximately 30 years old. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, green jacket with an orange lining on the inside of it, black pants and black shoes.

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Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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