NEW YORK (WCBS/CNN/Meredith) -- Surveillance video shows a group of New York City firefighters taking down a man who punched a 60-year-old woman in the face.

The video starts with a woman walking down a sidewalk in Brooklyn when a man riding a bicycle swerves over and sucker-punches her.

He then speeds off as four firefighters run after him. They continued the chase around a corner and took the man to the ground.

“It’s bad. You can’t hit a woman. She’s very nice, the whole family. I grew up with them, and they are very nice,” said Twin Alzokari, who works at the nearby J&A Deli and Grocery.

Alzokari said he watched as firefighters jumped into action after the assault on Aug. 26.

Authorities identified the suspect as 53-year-old Daniel Biggs. During the incident, police said Biggs also punched a 29-year-old firefighter in the eye, causing bruising and swelling.

Neighbors said they’re grateful for the firefighters’ bravery.

“You feel safe," Alzokari said. "They’re always helping the community and that’s a very, very good job what they did."

Police said the victim does not know the suspect, and the motive for the assault is unclear. The woman suffered minor injuries but refused medical attention at the scene.

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