Police: Attack on Albanian man caught on camera

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An Albanian man says he was randomly attacked on Lydig Avenue in Allerton Friday morning. 

Police say the 25-year-old was walking around 10 a.m. when he was confronted by a woman. His family says the woman spit on the man's shoe and when he turned around to find out why, he was attacked.

Surveillance video of the incident shows a group of men punching the victim repeatedly. 

The victim's family says the man was on his way to get his passport photos taken for a green card appointment, but instead spent that afternoon in the emergency room at NYC Health + Hospitals Jacobi where he is expected to undergo surgery for a broken jaw.

The family says they're hoping anyone with information will contact authorities. Police say they're still looking for an unknown number of suspects.

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