A Greenpoint woman was allegedly attacked by a stranger resulting in her receiving 16 staples to her head after she walked down the Pulaski Bridge staircase onto McGuinness Boulevard at Box Street just over two weeks ago.
The Greenpoint-based artist who wishes to remain anonymous says that she exited the staircase after returning from Long Island City at approximately 9:50 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5th, when the suspect appeared to walk past her and up the stairs to the Pulaski Bridge.
The suspect, described as a middle-aged man approximately 5′ 10″ tall and wearing a dark baggy hooded sweatshirt, struck the woman on her head from behind with a wooden walking cane multiple times across the street from the Box House Hotel (77 Box St.).
“I had headphones in and it was cold that night so I had my winter hood up, and I was listening to music walking home, and out of nowhere I got hit from behind on my head with the cane,” she said.
“I remember falling to the ground and I looked behind and saw him, and the second time I blacked out,” she said.
The woman awoke in a bloody haze minutes later and ran home where she and her roommates dialed 911, and an ambulance transported her to the hospital where she received 16 staples to stop the bleeding from her head, the victim said.
“I’ve been living here for five years and I’ve never felt unsafe and I’ve walked down those stairs at the Pulaski Bridge so many times,” she said.
The NYPD’s 94th Precinct is currently investigating the attack and reviewing surveillance footage for leads in identifying the suspect.