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GRAPHIC VIDEO: Homeless man pushes man in front of truck

LOS ANGELES (KTLA/CNN) — A heart-stopping crime was caught on camera in Los Angeles.

The video shows a homeless man pushing a complete stranger into oncoming traffic before he ends up being pinned by a truck, police said.

The suspect is now behind bars.

Police say the man seen in the video wearing a lime green jacket is a transient that frequents the area. He was sitting in front of a restaurant on 6th Street near Broadway around 10 a.m. when the victim, believed to be in his 60s, walks by.

Unprovoked, the man shoves the stranger into oncoming traffic.

The victim is hit by a box truck and ends up under its tire. The suspect picks something up and nonchalantly walks away.

As he's pinned for at least 10 seconds, a business owner rushes to his aid until paramedics arrive.

"He's listed in critical condition with a collapsed lung and scrapes, bumps and bruises and we think he is going to make it, which is great news," said Officer Mike López with the Los Angeles Police Department.

A manhunt was underway for several hours.

Around 6:45 p.m., LA firefighters spotted the suspect a few blocks away, still in the lime green jacket, and called police.

Ryan Jeter recently moved to downtown and said this is the second violent attack he's heard about. The last one occurred a few months ago.

"One of the homeless people hit a resident on the head with a stick. It was a big thing. I saw right after it happened. It was bad," he said.

Pedestrians out for the evening said they feel safe, but incidents like this put things into perspective.

"I've lived here five years. I've never felt harmed in any way, but hearing things like that is really, definitely scary," said downtown resident Hannah Loyola.

"I'm always walking in downtown LA. We're actually doing a food tour right now. It's really lively here. Very Unfortunate to hear that happened," said downtown commuter Sally Tiangco.

Police said the suspect is expected to be charged with attempted murder.


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