A woman working for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was randomly attacked on the street by a stranger who came up behind her and hit her on the head with a brick.
The 51-year-old employee, identified as Lisa Cavanaugh, was attacked in the back Thursday afternoon in Midtown Manhattan on Third Avenue between 47th and 48th streets.
The attack took place in broad daylight around 2 pm, closing Senator Chuck Schumer’s offices in Midtown.
Cavanaugh works as a recruiting and appointment officer for Governor Cuomo.
Lisa Cavanaugh, was attacked from behind in Midtown on Third Avenue between 47th and 48th streets after having a brick thrown at her as she walked down the street on Thursday
This man is wanted in connection with an assault on a woman who was hit in the head by a brick while walking near the Grand Central Terminal on Thursday afternoon
The woman, 51, was hit by a brick near Third Avenue and East 48th Street at about 2:15 pm
Nothing was said by the suspect before or after the attack. The brick can be seen lying on the floor on the left
Police said no words were exchanged between the two before the unprovoked attack. The suspect snuck up behind her, according to the Daily News.
The victim was taken to the hospital in stable condition.
Cavanaugh was conscious, but he needed stitches at Bellevue Hospital to cut his head.
Police say they are still looking for a suspect. No arrests were made.
The random attack occurs amid an increase in crime in New York City, which was exacerbated by the pandemic COVID-19.
The latest crime report shows that while assault in November was 5.2% less than in November 2019, shootings and murders are on the rise.
The brick was large and pointed directly at the woman, an employee of Governor Andrew Cuomo
The area where the attack took place was isolated while the police investigated the crime
The man fled the scene. Officials launched a search for him in the surrounding area and at the transit center
The attack occurred during the middle of the day during what is normally a busy part of the city
Shooting incidents across the city during the first 11 months of 2020 have reached levels never seen in years, the NYPD said.
Twenty-eight people were murdered in the five neighborhoods in the past month – five more than those killed last November.
This year also saw a 38.4 percent increase in the number of victims killed in New York City compared to last year.
Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters at his city hall briefing earlier this month that the rise in violent crime this year can be attributed to an “absolutely perfect storm” that hit New York this year.
Crime rates have increased in New York City over the past 11 months, amid the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak that has affected its police and its police. While robberies in November were 5.2 percent lower than in November 2019, shootings and murders are on the rise
‘You cannot combine a massive health crisis, tens of thousands of people dying, overburdened hospitals, closed economy, closed schools, closed houses of worship, society not having its normal bonds at once, a crisis of social justice .. . ‘said the mayor.
‘Come on, this is like nothing we have seen in our history and I believe it is like nothing we will see again in our lives.’
New York Police Department Commissioner Dermot Shea blames the new state bail reform measure.
New York City Police Commissioner Dermot Shea says the city is on track to set a 14-year record for most armed violence incidents in a single year
New York’s chief police officer, Shea, told NY1: ‘We made an impressive number of arrests for firearms, taking guns off criminals’ streets, almost always without a shot being fired.’
Shea added: ‘But when you look three days later, four days later, these individuals are back on the streets committing more armed violence.’
Shea said progressive policies that encourage criminal justice reform are making the city more dangerous.
‘Until we come to this understanding as a society – is that what we want?’ he said.
‘It’s good to have philosophical discussions about’ ending mass incarceration ‘and’ ending incarceration ‘, but you don’t want to do that by turning the innocent public into prisons in your own apartments and houses.