Veteran sucker punched in unprovoked attack in Koreatown

Surveillance video still

A navy veteran is speaking out after being punched without warning in Los Angele’s Koreatown while waiting for a bus.

The man who only wants to be identified as Leo told KTLA the perpetrator elbowed him in the face without warning.

“It was a very scary feeling, not knowing what happened,” he said after being blacked out.

Strangely, the man who hit him is seen on surveillance video helping Leo get back up.

“I don’t remember what happened — when it occurred — when the man attacked me, I completely blacked out. It wasn’t until I saw the security footage, that man came up to me quietly and knocked me down to the ground, which caused a big contusion on my head,” he said to KABC.

Police have yet to release the motive and don’t know if the incident will be classified as a hate crime.

The suspect is described as a Black male in his early to mid-30s. He’s about 5 feet 8 inches tall, 250 pounds. He’s last seen wearing a light-colored t-shirt and blue pants. He carried a black backpack and duffel bag.

“I always thought I was aware of my surroundings,” the victim said. “I notice people’s posture, but at that time, it was just so unbelievable. I didn’t think that I would be attacked with a cowardly punch, with no warning or anything.”

You can watch the video of the incident in the story below.

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