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Philadelphia Blind Man Attack: Suspect ID'd in brutal assault of blind man on city street, police say

Mustafa Guyton
Philadelphia Police Dept. via CBS Philly

(CBS) PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia Police Department has identified a suspect wanted in connection with the brutal assault of a blind man on a Philadelphia street that was caught on tape, reports CBS Philly.

Police say Mustafa Guyton, 29, of Philadelphia, is the man caught on camera attacking the 33-year-old victim, reports the station.

According to authorities, the incident took place around noon on Oct. 2 on a street in northwest part of the city. The video shows the victim, who is blind, according to police, walking along the street when the suspect approaches him.

The camera pans away and in the next frame, the suspect is seen striking the victim, knocking him to the ground and then proceeding to kick and stomp on him as he lay on the ground. The suspect is then seen walking away.

Philly.com reported the victim was robbed in the process.

Police say the victim suffered injuries to his head and face.

The video appears to show at least three witnesses who did not attempt to intervene.

Police say if you see the suspect, do not approach him but call 911 immediately.

If you have any information about this crime, please contact the Northwest Detectives Division at 215-686-3353/3354.

  • Stephanie Slifer

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