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03-31-2018, 07:10 AM

Man pushed into river along Burlington waterfront
Updated 5:40 p.m. ET March 30, 2018


BURLINGTON CITY A 76-year-old Riverside man, attacked while fishing along the Delaware River, is recovering after being thrown into the water by a stranger who was talking to himself, police said.

Burlington City police responded around 10:30 a.m. Thursday to the Riverfront Promenade area for a report of two people in the water.

The attacker had run away by the time police arrived. Officers learned he had grabbed the victim and hurled him into the river.

The victim, who suffered a fractured shoulder, was treated at Lourdes Medical Center in Willingboro and then released.

Police said he was fishing on the riverfront when the suspect walked by while speaking to himself and then yelled toward the river. At some point, the suspect got behind the victim, grabbed him and threw him into the river.

Witnesses and first responders rescued the victim.

The suspect fled toward Stacy Street. Officers checked the area with a K-9 track but could not locate him.

Police described the suspect as a black man who is 20 to 30 years old, tall and has a thin build; he was wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and tan jacket.