GREENWICH VILLAGE, Manhattan (WPIX) — Former “Saturday Night time Reside” forged member Chris Redd was reportedly punched within the nostril Wednesday night outdoors a New York Metropolis comedy membership.
Surveillance video from a neighboring enterprise exhibits Redd strolling down the sidewalk towards the Comedy Cellar in Greenwich Village when he’s punched and collapses to the bottom.
“He had his nostril cracked — not damaged, however break up — and a number of blood was popping out,” stated Fabrizio Cavallacci, who owns Cafe Reggio subsequent door, in addition to a number of different neighboring properties.
Cavallacci stated he was outdoors when the assault occurred round 9:40 p.m. Wednesday and instantly heard the commotion.
“An entire bunch of individuals gathered there, and so they actually bashed the poor man,” stated Cavallacci. “He was actually bleeding loads.”
He stated folks instantly helped, and law enforcement officials have been close by.
“One of many managers, she was making an attempt to cease the bleeding,” stated Cavallacci. “Then, after an ambulance got here … we took a pail of sizzling water to wash the sidewalk as a result of it was actually messy.”
Redd was reportedly taken to Bellevue Hospital and handled for minor accidents.
Cavallacci stated proper after the assault, he watched two males sporting face masks run off down the road. He additionally stated he’s observed that crimes like these are occurring extra steadily.
“Right here on this neighborhood, issues like this occur fairly usually,” stated Cavallacci.
Redd’s scheduled Thursday night time performances on the Comedy Cellar have been taken down from his web site, and the Comedy Cellar’s web site didn’t record him in its nightly lineup. Neither the venue nor Redd’s representatives responded to requests for remark from WPIX.
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