Police investigating violent sledgehammer attack in Port Richmond

Police are investigating after a violent sledgehammer attack in Port Richmond.

The incident took place Tuesday in a dead-end lot near East Luzerne and Richmond Streets.

A video posted to social media captures a man swinging at an SUV driver with a sledgehammer, breaking the driver’s window.

The SUV, in a scramble to leave the lot, causes its passenger to fall out of the car. When the passenger attempts to reenter the SUV, the suspect strikes him with the sledgehammer and breaks the rear window of the SUV.

Both vehicles can then be seen leaving the area in unknown directions.

No arrests have been made at this time. This is an ongoing investigation.

Anyone with relevant information is urged to contact East Detective Division (215) 686-3243 ext. 3244.