A group of New York City firefighters chased down a man on a bike after they witnessed him sucker punch an elder lady; the fight fighters caught up with him and held him down till police arrived.
The man also punched one of the firefighters that help hold him there till police arrived; the firefighter suffered bruising around his eye. The elderly woman suffered a cut on her lip but refused medical attention.
The woman and the attacker are strangers. Police say the motive for the attack is still unclear.
According to CBS2
Members of the FDNY jumped into action after witnessing a recent assault in Brooklyn right outside a fire station.
CBS2’s Jenna DeAngelis got a look at surveillance video on Sunday.
The clip shows a woman in a blue shirt walking down the sidewalk on Hancock Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant when a man on a bicycle swerves over and punches her in the face, knocking her down.
He speeds off as four people race behind him. The pursuers were firefighters and they continued the chase around a corner, and took the man to the ground.
Meanwhile, others were seen checking on the 60-year-old victim.
“It’s bad. You can’t hit a woman. She’s very nice, the whole family. I grew up with them and they very nice,” said Twin Alzokari of nearby J&A Deli and Grocery.
Alzokari said he watched the FDNY jump into action after the assault on Aug. 26, which happened at around 5 p.m. right in front of the firehouse.
“I just see the guy running with the bike and I see the fire department came after him,” Alzokari said.
The firefighters stayed with the suspect until police arrived and took him away in handcuffs as a crowd watched on.