NYPD Searching For Suspects In Manhattan Deli Attack

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a senior reporter for The Epoch Times based in New York. He covers breaking news.
July 27, 2020Updated: July 27, 2020

A father and daughter were attacked by a mob of people inside a Manhattan deli on July 7, according to video footage posted by the NYPD on Sunday.

The NYPD said the group of eight people said a 22-year-old woman and a 41-year-old male were “assaulted by a group of people,” while a 39-year-old woman’s phone was stolen as she attempted to call 911.

During the attack, the man was knocked unconscious, officials told FOX5. He was hospitalized and was listed in stable condition while the daughter was treated at the scene by medics.

The incident took place in a store on Amsterdam Ave. near 164th Street in the Washington Heights neighborhood.

Three of the suspects have been identified by police as 21-year-old Devonte Phillips, 22-year-old Tyquan Dupont, and 26-year-old Tyrone Lawrence, according to the report.

A victim, who identified herself as the daughter in the case, told CBS New York that the attack “came out of nowhere.”

“I feel shocked,” the victim said. “I blacked out because after … You have anxiety and you get nervous, you don’t really remember stuff.”

She said that her stepfather was beaten unconscious.

“I thought they killed him. I thought he died. I saw him on the floor,” the woman said.

Anyone with information about the incident should call NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.