Shocking video captured the moment a hatchet-wielding lunatic brutally attacked a customer at a Manhattan bank as New York City‘s violent summer rages on.
The random attack unfolded at a Chase Bank on Broadway in the Financial District just before 5.30pm Sunday.
Surveillance video obtained by DailyMail.com on Tuesday shows the unnamed 51-year-old victim standing at an ATM when the assailant walks in behind him.
The suspect, who is still at large, is seen removing a hatchet from a dark bag and sneaking up behind the victim before slashing him.
Shocking video captured the moment a hatchet-wielding lunatic brutally attacked a customer at a Chase Bank on Broadway in the Financial District just before 5.30pm Sunday
Terrified and bloodied, the victim attempts to fend off the crazed attacker, while desperately trying to grab his weapon, before falling to the floor several times
The suspect is still at large as police continue to investigate the incident
Terrified and bloodied, the victim attempts to fend off the crazed attacker, while desperately trying to grab his weapon, before falling to the floor several times.
Once the unidentified assailant is finished attacking his victim, he proceeds to smash the ATM screens before walking away, but not before leaving the hatchet and his backpack behind, police said.
‘The guy that got hit in the head was screaming,’ a witness told the New York Post.
‘It’s crazy,’ the witness said. ‘People were shouting and we saw the guy laying down – a lot of blood.’
The victim was immediately transported to Bellevue Hospital where he remains in stable condition.
The suspect is still at large as police continue to investigate the incident.
Once the unidentified assailant is finished attacking his victim, he proceeds to smash the ATM screens before walking away, as seen in this photo
During a recent ATM visit at a Lower Manhattan Chase bank, a 51-year-old man was brutally attacked by a hatchet-wielding lunatic, surveillance footage shows
Crime rates throughout New York City have been increasing over last year
The attack comes amid a growing crime wave in the Big Apple, with more and more assaults happening in broad daylight.
On Friday, an aspiring actor who once appeared as an extra on Law & Order was shot dead in a Bronx deli.
Jayquan Lewis, 21, was standing at the cashier counter at BH gourmet Deli in Fordham at 4pm when another man collapsed to the floor, in a 14-second clip published by the New York Post.
Another person standing next to Lewis at the counter on his phone is seen fleeing out of frame.
After fatally shooting Lewis the gunman appears to casually walk out of the deli.
Lewis was shot three times in the chest, three times in the arm and one time in the stomach. He was pronounced dead at St Barnabas Hospital.
Jayquan Lewis, 21, was shot point-blank inside a Bronx deli just after 4pm Friday
Police are still looking for the killer, whose motive is unknown.
And just one week before, two people died with one victim severely injured in two separate but ‘likely connected’ shootings in Brooklyn.
The gunman shot three men sitting in a car that the NYPD said was damaged in a car accident on August 8 around 12.30am, and then opened fire at a party of 100 to 150 people at an event space down the block.
Two of the men in the car died – Bronx resident Nicholas Palmer and Queens resident Novada Bailey, both 36. A third unidentified man was critically injured.
At least two other people were also shot and injured during the incident, with one person rushed to the hospital and another driving himself to a hospital about 24 miles away in Westchester County.
According to NYPD data, felony assaults are up 5.5 percent from last year, as of August 8, with misdemeanor assaults up 1.9 percent.
Police investigated the scene at B.H. Gourmet Deli on Friday, where Lewis was fatally shot
One of the five shooting victims was taken into an ambulance on August 7
The murder rate has also increased, from 258 reported during the same time frame in 2020 to 260 reported thus far in 2021.
There have also been 14.9 percent more shooting incidents, with 10.9 percent more victims.
And grand larcenies have also increased 1.2 percent, with grand larcenies from automobiles skyrocketing 21.6 percent.
Rapes have increased 3.4 percent and hate crimes have more than doubled.