Elderly woman slammed to pavement in Jackson Heights courtyard: NYPD

Elderly woman slammed to ground in Jackson Heights
Police are looking for this man who allegedly argued with a 70-year-old woman in Jackson Heights before throwing her to the ground, (Courtesy of NYPD)

An elderly woman was hospitalized after getting into an argument with a man in Jackson Heights late last month.

Police from the 115th Precinct are looking for a man who approached the victim just after 8 p.m. on Monday, June 27, at the rear of 78-12 35th Ave., and engaged her in a verbal dispute, police said. The conflict escalated and the suspect suddenly grabbed the 70-year-old woman and threw her to the ground.

Elderly woman slammed to ground in Jackson Heights
Courtesy of NYPD

The woman sustained injuries to her elbows and knees and was taken to Elmhurst Hospital Center in stable condition.

The assailant took off on foot in an unknown direction, police said.

The NYPD released a very brief snippet of video surveillance of the suspect as he walked through the building’s courtyard. He has gray hair and a beard and was last seen wearing a blue short-sleeved shirt, blue and white striped shorts and white sneakers.

Anyone with information in regard to the identity of the suspects 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 CrimeStoppers website at nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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