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Watch: New York City clerk attacked in avocado assault

(CNN Newsource)

The New York Police Department is currently searching for a man caught on camera pelting a deli clerk with... Avocados?

The avocado assault, filmed by a surveillance camera, goes on for several seconds before the man is restrained.

The clerk, who was taken to the hospital following the attack, has since been treated for a broken jaw.

The incident occurred at the Stadium Gourmet Deli on E. 161st St. and Walton Ave. in the Bronx, The New York Post reported.

The man and a friend lost their tempers when the cook got their orders wrong -- possibly due to a language barrier, officials said.

Anyone with information on the identity of the avocado attacker is encouraged to contact the NYPD.

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