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Suspect: Police want to speak to this man after a 76-year-old woman was knocked to the ground
A 76-year-old woman who was knocked to the ground by a stranger yesterday is thought to be the latest victim in a dangerous 'knock out' game in New York.
Yvonne Small was walking through Brooklyn at about 11.30am when an unidentified person punched her in the back of the head.
Ms Small, who was knocked to the ground in the unprovoked attack, is believed to the the tenth victim in a sick craze.
Her attacker struck shortly after members of the Rev Al Sharpton's group held a rally nearby to try to bring an end to the street violence.
Surveillance footage of the attack has been released, as police try to track Ms Small's assailant, according to the Gothamist.
Nine other victims, many Jewish residents of Brooklyn neighborhoods, have also fallen victim to the sick craze where passers by sucker punch strangers in an attempt to knock them out in one move.
The National Action Network group has been rallying to prevent further attacks, and has called on social media groups to stop showing violent videos of similar attacks.
'We will be talking to the advertisers of those networks to make sure that they understand if they don’t take action, we will take action,' Tony Herbert, president of the group’s East Brooklyn chapter, said.
Ms Small, who was treated for bruising to her head, is the second-oldest woman to have been injured in the violent craze.
A 78-year-old woman is the oldest victim, and an Orthodox Jew who was knocked out in Crown Heights is believed to have been racially targeted.
Similar attacks have also been reported in states including Connecticut, New Jersey, Illinois, Missouri and Washington.
The suspect in Ms Small's attack is described as being a black male in his 20s or 30s. Ms Small told police she had seen him lurking suspiciously moments before, the New York Post reported.
'This is what we're coming to in our community that our children are finding recreation in hurting someone,' Lesha Seku, who is part of the group campaigning against the craze, told ABC News.