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Caught on Video: Man's Brutal Punch to the Face of an Unsuspecting Pedestrian in the Middle of NYC Street

The victim fell backward, hit his head on the street, and was rushed to a local hospital where he was in critical condition.

Image source: Surveillance video via New York Daily News

Police were still searching Wednesday morning for a man caught on surveillance video throwing a single punch to the head of another man in the Hell's Kitchen section of New York City, leaving the victim in critical condition.

Image source: Surveillance video via New York Daily News Image source: New York Daily News

The surveillance clip released by police shows two men, reportedly strangers, walking near the corner of 9th Avenue and West 55th Street on Tuesday evening when one suddenly turns on the other, punching him square in the face.

Image source: Surveillance video via New York Daily News Image source: New York Daily News

The victim fell backward, hit his head on the street, and was rushed to a local hospital where he was in critical condition.

Police on Wednesday morning told TheBlaze there was no update on the man's condition.

Image source: Surveillance video via New York Daily News Image source: New York Daily News

Video shows the attacker immediately fleeing the scene after throwing the punch.

Image source: Surveillance video via New York Daily News Image source: Surveillance video via New York Daily News

Police said the blond-haired attacker is in his 30s and was wearing a turquoise shirt, cut-off skinny-jean shorts and sneakers.

(H/T: New York Daily News)

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