Recently released security footage captures the terrifying scene near an ATM in Manhattan, New York, when a man is attacked without warning.
In the video, a 51-year-old man is seen standing inside a Chase bank on Broadway near Beaver Street in the Financial District when another man wielding a hatchet appears on camera.
The hatchet man takes a strike at the other man's leg. He struggles to defend himself with a backpack but they begin to fight and the hatchet man gets in a few more swings in sending blood all over their clothes and the floor.
The fight moves out of view of the camera but it appears that the hatchet man continues the vicious attack before smashing all the machines, throwing the hatchet on the floor, and walking out the door.
GRAPHIC: Police in New York City are trying to identify & find a black male suspect who randomly hacked a victim using a hatchet inside Chase Bank in the financial district on 15 Aug. pic.twitter.com/mvO7N0xtUf
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) August 18, 2021
Shocking video shows bloody hatchet attack at Manhattan ATM https://t.co/FHRu719IQO pic.twitter.com/PtEhysdk1a
— New York Post (@nypost) August 17, 2021
The man was sent to Bellevue Hospital, where his injuries were treated and he is said to be on the mend. Police were able to apprehend the suspect thanks to some information from several witnesses.