Video of possible “knockout game” attack leads to arrest of Connecticut teen

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HARTFORD, Conn. (CBS) A teenage boy in Hartford, Connecticut, has been arrested after a video circulated around his high school, appearing to show the teen attacking a 66-year-old man from behind, reports CBS affiliate WFSB.

Video shows Wilbert Prude standing on the sidewalk near his home in late April, when a teenager approached from behind and punched him, causing him to stumble and fall into the street.

“He sucker-punched,” Prude said in an interview with WFSB.

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Prude went to the hospital, but said he is doing okay.

“I feel pretty good and glad to know I’m still alive and I thank the good lord for that,” Prude said.

Video of the incident, which authorities may have been “knockout” — a notorious game in which teenagers sneak up on people and punch them — was obtained by a local high school administrator, who reportedly identified the suspect for police.

The Hartford Courant newspaper reports that the unidentified juvenile was charged with third-degree assault on an elderly person, second-degree reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct in connection with the incident.

Police said the student was also recently arrested for a fight at his high school. He will be in court for this “knockout” incident at the end of the month.

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