Reporter punched in the face near de Blasio press event

A local TV reporter was attacked Tuesday while interviewing a Queens resident at a public housing complex where Mayor de Blasio was simultaneously holding a press event, authorities said. WABC’s Tim Fleischer was punched in the right side of the face around 12:45 p.m. in Edgmere while he was conducting interviews with residents at NYCHA’s Ocean Bay Bayside Apartment complex near Beach 56th Street and Beach Channel Road, police and witnesses said. Fleischer, 54, was speaking to residents a few buildings down from where de Blasio was meeting with press…

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