WABC reporter Tim Fleischer punched by stranger in New York City
Tim Fleischer, a reporter for WABC’s Eyewitness News, was punched in the face by a stranger while he was conducting in an interview in Queens, New York, on April 10, 2018.
According to the New York Daily News, Fleischer was filming a segment in the Far Rockaway neighborhood of Queens, when a man ran up to him and socked him in the face around noon.
The man was arrested soon after the attack and charged with assault and harassment. Fleischer was taken to a local hospital received medical treatment for a minor injury.
Fleischer later tweeted about the attack.
Overwhelmed! @TimFleischer7 can’t believe the outpouring of concerns, very kind comments and well wishes from each of you Many many thanks Feeling better today Can’t wait to get back to the streets of #nyc #abc7ny— Tim Fleischer (@TimFleischer7) April 11, 2018