Nico Victorino of Chelsea, New York, said he felt unsafe and frightened as a man who randomly attacked four people on the streets of Manhattan had not been arrested.
“He was super bloody… He just looked, like, shocked. It was so scary,” Victorino said.
Police said the suspect struck three times on Aug. 14.
The first victim was a 64-year-old woman who was hit across the neck and shoulder with a stick at Greenwich and Eighth Avenue. She was treated for minor injuries.
One hour later, near Canal and West Broadway, the suspect hit a 20-year-old woman in the back of the head using a brick. The woman was treated at the scene.
A few hours later, a 58-year-old man was found suffering a bloody nose after being hit in the face along Eighth Avenue and 19th Street. Police said the suspect yelled anti-white comments while committing the act.
Earlier on Aug. 9, the same suspect also pushed a 56-year-old man to the ground in Greenwich Village, who was then treated for head injuries at a local hospital.
Investigators believe all four attacks were unprovoked. At least one of the incidents is being investigated as a hate crime.
Police said they’re trying to track down the suspect before he strikes again.
Anyone who spots the suspect should stay clear of him and call authorities immediately.
Anyone with information about the crime spree is asked to call NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or 1-888-57-PISTA (74782) for Spanish. You can also submit a tip via the Crime Stoppers website, by Tweeting @NYPDTips or by texting a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) and then entering TIP577.