By Emily Davenport
FLUSHING — Cops were looking for a suspect who attacked a teenager on a Flushing street last week.
A 14-year-old boy was walking at the corner of 41st Road and Main Street Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. when he bumped into an unknown man. The man told the boy, “I won’t beat you up because you’re a kid,” according to authorities.
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 arrived and transported the victim to a local hospital in stable condition.
The NYPD described the assailant as a Hispanic man approximately 30 years old with a stocky build and black hair, standing 6 feet tall. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, a green jacket with an orange lining on the inside, black pants and black shoes, police said.
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.
— Emily Davenport