Suspect sought in fatal beating of 68-year-old man

Brutal, unprovoked assault on Wen Hui Ruan in Manhattan's East Village caught on video

In New York City, police are asking for the public's help searching for the suspect responsible for the vicious, unprovoked fatal assault of an elderly man on the street in Manhattan's East Village on Friday evening.

East Village unprovoked attack leaves man dead

68-year-old Wen Hui Ruan was walking home on East Sixth Street between avenues C and D, at around 8:43pm, when a suspect came up from behind, yelled at him and started attacking.

Surveillance video from the scene shows the man pushing Ruan against a wall, shoving him to the ground, then punching and stomping him on the head. He then casually walks away after the attack.

Ruan was taken to the hospital in critical condition, and died from his injuries the next day.

Here's surveillance video footage of the attack. The video is ten minutes long, but the assault occurs within the first 40 seconds (warning: it's extremely disturbing):

As you can see, there are clearly people in the video who saw the assault happening.

No arrests have been made in the case.

Police are offering a $2,000 reward for information on the suspect. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). You can also submit tips at Crime Stoppers' website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All tips are confidential.

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