Man chokes Borough Park area 89-year-old woman while she sat on steps outside her home (video)By Mason White 4:13 PM September 2, 2014
By: Sanvi Rizvi
(Scroll down for video) An elderly Borough Park area woman was rushed to a hospital after she was choked by a man while she sat outside her home, police in New York said.
Brooklyn Police said that they are searching for the man, who allegedly approached the 89-year-old woman sitting on the front steps of her home, threw her to the ground and tried to strangle her with his shirt.
Barije Madi sat on the lawn chair in front of her home on Saturday afternoon, when the suspect approached her and tried to talk to her.
The woman got scared, got up and tried to take the chair back to her home. As the old woman entered the building, the suspect pushed her down the stairs.
The suspect then grabbed the woman and pushed her back into her apartment.
The woman’s daughter-in-law heard her screams, and when she came into the apartment, she found the suspect on top of the woman as he tried to strangle her with his shirt.
Madi was transported by ambulance to Maimonides Medical Center, where she was treated and released. Police said that the woman did not know her attacker. Nothing was stolen from her, and a motive is still unclear.