Suspect Charged in Possible “Knockout” Assault in Brooklyn

The victim told police he overheard the men talking about the "knockout game" before he was punched

Police said a suspect has been arrested for striking a man on a Brooklyn street early Friday in an attack that may have been part of a so-called "knockout game."

The 24-year-old victim said he overheard the people who attacked him talking about the knockout game before they punched him in the face on 18th Avenue in Boro Park.

Amrit Marajh, 28, has been charged with assault, menacing and harassment police said.

Four men were held in connected with the assault, but police said three had been let go. Police had earlier said the group of men who attacked the victim were celebrating a birthday and were inebriated.

A number of assaults in Brooklyn, New Jersey and Washington, D.C., have drawn attention in recent weeks that authorities say may be inspired by the violent game. The object is to target unsuspecting pedestrians with the intention of knocking them out with one punch

Information on an attorney for Amrit was not immediately available.

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