New York firefighters chase down man who punched 60-year-old woman

New York firefighters chase down man who punched 60-year-old woman
New York firefighters came to the rescue of a 60-year-old woman who was sucker-punched by a passing bicyclist outside of their fire station. (New York City Fire Department/New York City Fire Department)

NEW YORK — New York firefighters came to the rescue of a 60-year-old woman who was punched by a passing bicyclist outside of their fire station.

Surveillance video shows a woman in a blue shirt walking along a sidewalk Aug. 26 when a bicyclist swerves toward her and then punches her in the face, WCBS reported. She suffered a cut on the mouth and refused medical attention.

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As the man rode away four firefighters chased after him around the corner and then took him to the ground. The firefighters waited on scene until police took the man, Daniel Biggs, 53, into custody. He was charged with assault, menacing, harassment and attempted assault, according to the New York Post.

Biggs punched one of the firefighters in the eye, causing bruising and swelling.

Biggs is a multiple offender who has been arrested 18 times previously, WCBS reported. He most recently was arrested on Aug. 2 after he allegedly slashed a man in the face.