Man loses eye after vicious Brooklyn attack captured on video

Thomas Tracy and Michael Sheridan, New York Daily News
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A 38-year-old man in Brooklyn lost his eye after he was besieged by a group of attackers who brutally beat him in a Halloween night assault captured on video, cops said.

The bloody beating, during which cops said Sunday the victim was repeatedly punched and kicked, happened in Bushwick around 9:30 p.m.

Surveillance video released by police shows the victim running from nearly a dozen people as he falls onto the sidewalk on the corner of Marion St. and Mother Gaston Blvd. near Broadway.

After he tumbles and rolls on the cement, one attacker in a tan jacket quickly approaches and appears to step on him, the video shows. The victim is seen getting up, and the person in the tan jacket punches the victim before throwing him back to the ground.

The video then cuts to show the victim laying in the middle of the cross walk on Broadway, as a man in a dark jacket punches him several times before strolling away.

The victim is then seen in the footage struggling to stand as cars casually drive past him.

The attack left the 38-year-old with a large cut to his face and he was rushed by EMS to Brookdale Hospital Medical Center in stable condition, officials said. However, the damage to his left eye was so extensive doctors had to remove it.

Cops released the video in hopes of identifying the attackers. Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.

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