More Details on Vicious Chinatown Beatdown at Canal and Allen Streets
More info came to light this week on the savage beating of an ex-convict at Allen and Canal Streets.
According to published reports, the victim, Walter Ward, exited a Chinatown bus at 11:30am Friday morning when a mob of a dozen people mauled him. The group was apparently summoned – via text message – by a fellow bus rider with whom Ward purportedly quarreled and wanted to “teach a lesson.”
The NYPD released video of the stunning altercation, in the Allen Street median, which shows the attackers pounce on the victim, slash, then steal his clothes.
Naked, Ward ran past the FDNY Engine 9/Ladder 6 (Dragon Fighters), and on-duty firefighters attempted to assist, but were rebuffed. Medics eventually arrived and spirited him to Bellevue with bruises and lacerations about the body and head.
The attackers fled the scene in various vehicles. Cops are seeking help from the public to identify the individuals.
As for Ward, he reportedly served a three-year stint in state prison for robbery and attempted robbery, and was released in 2017. He was also arrested last February for shoplifting $2,500 worth of clothing from a Brooklyn department store, according to the Daily News, and faces grand larceny charges next month.
🚨WANTED for ROBBERY: On 1/22, at 11:30 AM, in the vicinity of Canal St & Allen St in Manhattan, a group of individuals assaulted a 26-year-old male victim and removed his cell phone, pants, underwear and shoes. Any info? Call/DM @NYPDTips at 800-577-TIPS. All calls are anonymous pic.twitter.com/qcSOfZWSC4
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) January 23, 2021