DWP worker in critical condition after being assaulted in Downtown L.A.

An elderly man is in critical condition after being assaulted by an unknown person in Downtown Los Angeles.

The attack happened Tuesday afternoon on the 400 block of E. Temple Street.

According to police the suspect walked next to the 70-year-old victim and knocked him to the ground and hit his head against the pavement.

The victim was taken to the hospital with severe injuries. Police say the suspect is a man between the ages of 20 to 30.

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power tells us this attack happened for "no apparent reason".

In a statement released Wednesday they said "Managers and colleagues met with his family at the hospital and have been with them throughout the day today and they have expressed concern and support on behalf of our entire LADWP family."

The name of the employee has not yet been released.

Anyone with any information on the attack is urged to contact the police department.