Man beaten, stripped in NYC was targeted gangbanger

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A Brooklyn man who was pummeled by about a dozen people after getting off a bus from Atlanta was a gangbanger who was targeted in the attack, police sources told The Post.

The 26-year-old beating victim was pounded after getting off the bus near Canal Street in Manhattan around 11:30 a.m. Friday in a brutal caught-on-video beatdown.

The victim, who has an extensive criminal history, was slashed in the torso, head, and hand in the attack but escaped serious injury.

His identity is being withheld by The Post because he is a crime victim.

But police sources said he is affiliated with the notorious Mac Baller Brims gang, once dubbed one of the Big Apple’s most dangerous gangs.

Records show he has 43 arrests on his record — 17 of them felony busts — and served a three-year sentence at the upstate Fishkill Correctional Facility on a robbery conviction before his release in 2017.

As recently as Jan. 5 he was shot in the leg outside his home in Brownsville, the sources said Monday.

The assault of a gang member in Manhattan near Canal Street on January 22, 2021.
The assault of a gang member in Manhattan near Canal Street on January 22, 2021.
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On Friday, a mob that included both men and women waited for hours for the victim to get off the bus — then beat him and chased him from the scene, the sources said.

Police said his attackers also stripped him of his cellphone, pants, underwear and shoes before he was able to seek help and get away.

He was treated at a local hospital.

Police said the incident is still under investigation and none of the attackers have been arrested.

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