Volume 22, Number 52 | The Newspaper of Lower Manhattan | May 7 - 13, 2010
BPC teen attacked and beaten
A 17-year-old Battery Park City resident was attacked as he was walking on the southwest corner of Rector Pl. and South End Ave. by three teenagers, one of them armed with a metal pipe, at 8:37 p.m. Sunday, May 2. The victim was not robbed in the incident.
The three suspects punched, kicked and beat the victim with the pipe but fled when a passerby approached the scene. They fled east over the Rector Pl. pedestrian bridge. Two doormen said they saw the suspects earlier banging the pipe as they walked across the Rector Pl. bridge into Battery Park City.
First Precinct police responded to the incident and drove the victim and his father around the area but failed to find the suspects. Detectives interviewed the victim later and canvassed the area for witnesses. A surveillance camera near the pedestrian bridge may have recorded an image of the suspects.