Woman assaulted near Union College says she might be victim of the knock out game

August 23, 2018 07:24 PM

SCHENECTADY - A woman says she might have been a victim of the knock out game in Schenectady. In a seemingly random assault, the victim says two women approached her when she was walking on Union Street near Union College and began punching her in the face and head.

The alleged assault happened on July 30. In a Facebook post on the victim's private page she wrote, "Have you heard of that game called knock out where someone walks up to you and punches you in the head and tries to knock you out?"

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She went on to say one of the women kept crossing in front of her, seemingly trying to cause a distraction. A second woman approached her and began repeatedly punching her on the left side of her face. The first woman came up behind her and punched her in the back of the head.

Police say the attack appears to be random and they don't have any other similar reports that would suggest the attack is part of a trend. They say they are investigating it as they would any other assault.

"Obviously, officers go to the area. They do have the ability to use our city pole cameras. They do have access to that. Officers check the area and interview the victim," said Sgt. Jeffrey McCutcheon with the Schenectady Police Department.

The woman says she suffered a concussion and whiplash. She was out of work for three weeks.

No arrests have been made at this time. Police are asking anyone who might have information on this attack to contact them.


Jacquie Slater

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