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Man sucker punched in knockout attack

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The so-called 'knockout game' in which someone punches another unsuspecting person has made its way to Hackensack, N.J.

Police say one assailant attacked three people in the same day.

A video released by the Simple Simon Market on Essex St. shows the athletically built suspect punch a man in the face and stroll away. The man fell to the ground.

Two other assaults took place within less than 15 minutes in the areas of Essex Street, Summit Avenue and Beech Street on Monday night.

The victims were two men in their 50s and a man in his 20s. None was badly injured.

Councilman Leo Battaglia tells The Record police are working hard to arrest the assailant.

If you recognize the man in the surveillance video or know anything about the assault that could help police in their investigation, call the Hackensack Police Department at 201-646-7777.

'Knockout' assaults have been reported across the country.

In March, a 23-year-old man was approached from behind and punched in the face in Lower Manhattan.

The blow knocked out the victim, Kyle Rogers, who woke up in Bellevue Hospital with a broken jaw, police said. 

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