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Crime & Cases April 4, 2013  RSS feed

He Gets Hit With Metal Object On R’wood Walk

Hears Pop, Takes A Pain In The Neck
by Robert Pozarycki

While walking down a Ridgewood street early last Saturday morning, Mar. 30, a 35-year-old man was hit in the neck and injured by a small metal object, law enforcement sources said.

The victim was listed in stable condition at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center with an injury not considered life-threatening.

According to police, the incident took place at around 12:20 a.m. last Saturday at the corner of Stephen Street and Cypress Avenue.

Reportedly, the man was walking alone eastbound on Stephen Street when he heard a popping noise from an unknown direction, then felt a burning sensation on his neck.

After contacting a friend, law enforcement sources said, he went to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center for treatment. Doctors found a small projectile under the man’s skin from where he was injured, police noted.

The incident was reported to the 104th Precinct. A search was conducted in the vicinity of where the man was hit, but no immediate arrests were made despite their efforts, authorities stated.

The case was presented to the 104th Precinct Detective Squad for further investigation, police said.

Anyone with any information regarding the incident that could prove helpful is asked to call the 104th Precinct Detective Squad at 1-718- 386-2735; all calls will be kept strictly confidential.