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A woman in control of her phone, and was struck in the face by a suspect wanted in connection with a spate of attacks in half an hour in the New York City area, according to officials.

The New York Police Department said the incident happened around 11 a.m. on Monday at the Upper East Side of new york city.

The first incident took place at around 10:43 a.m., in front of 950 Park Avenue, when a man wearing a camouflage to hit a 21-year-old woman, who was standing on the pavement.

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In a surveillance video released by police, a woman can be seen standing against the wall of a building, looking at her phone when she was attacked. The NYPD said the victim’s face was bruised, but refused medical attention.

The suspect can be seen dancing to a 21-year-old woman who was on her phone.
(NYPD CrimeStoppers)

Minutes before the incident, police said a man was approached by the same suspect, in a conversation with another person in a parked car on Park Avenue.

“I know you’re with me,” the suspect told the man in front of the display with a knife and chasing him around the car. After a chase, the man, the suspect then returned to the sidewalk and walked away.

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In a third incident was reported minutes after the 21-year-old woman was punched in the face, and on the East, 87th Street and Third Avenue, where the suspect allegedly crashed into the side of a man and a woman are walking on the street, waved a knife and threatened the couple.

The suspect was found in three of the incidents on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, on Monday.
(NYPD CrimeStoppers)

Another witness, who saw the third incident was a photograph of the defendant and was pursued by him to the Third Avenue traffic, according to the NYPD. All three of these “multiple threats” happened to be in the vicinity of the Park, and Third Avenues, from East 82nd to 87th streets.

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The suspect is described as being in his mid-20s, about 5 feet, 6 inches tall and was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, a camouflage jacket with a hood, blue jeans, and black sneakers.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS, or submit tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers web site, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. The police said that all calls will be kept strictly confidential.

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