Police seek suspects in Washington Square Park food vendor attack

 

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The NYPD is looking for five people in connection with last month’s brutal attack on a food truck worker outside Washington Square Park.

Police Commissioner Dermot Shea on Saturday tweeted surveillance images of the individuals.

“NYC, @NYPDDetectives need your help identifying these individuals. They want to talk to them about the June 27th assault of a 65-year-old food truck worker on Washington Square North in Manhattan,” the top cop wrote.

The NYPD confirmed that cops believe the five people were involved in the beatdown that left Nader Hassaneen, an Egyptian immigrant and retired street vendor, thinking he would “bleed to death.”

The suspects allegedly got into an argument with Hassaneen, 65, on Fifth Avenue and Washington Square Park North around 10:40 p.m. that Sunday, after the Pride March in Manhattan earlier in the day.

Police said the brawl broke out over prices of items — but a videographer who captured the beatdown claimed it was sparked by one of the cart workers hurling an anti-gay slur, something Hassaneen denied.

As the disagreement escalated, suspects pushed, punched and threw bottles at the man, police said.