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Deadly hockey-stick attack at Chelsea Piers caught on video: cops

Authorities have surveillance video that shows a recreational hockey player whacking an off-duty Uber driver ​o​n the head with a hockey stick during a deadly dispute outside Chelsea Piers, according to court papers filed Monday.

Kohji Kosugi, 39, was charged with first-degree manslaughter in the death of Randolph Tolk, 68, who crashed his 2010 Toyota Camry into a center divider on 11th Avenue following the alleged beat-down at 11:40 p.m. Saturday.

A criminal complaint sworn out by NYPD Det. James Oullette says evidence includes statements from witnesses and “video surveillance” of the scene of the crime.

The complaint accuses Kosugi of intending to cause “serious physical injury” when he hit Tolk with the hockey stick, causing his death.

Defense lawyer David Jeffries argued in court that the alleged attack came only after Tolk got out of his car, and that prosecutors would have a hard time connecting it to Tolk’s death following the crash about half a mile away.

The confrontation between the two men unfolded when Tolk stopped his car in the crosswalk at 20th Street and 11th Avenue, and Kosugi tapped on its hood with his stick, law-enforcement sources have said.

Scene of a fatal car accident on West Street near Horatio.Seth Gottfried

Tolk suffered broken ribs and also had underlying coronary artery disease, sources said.

The Medical Examiner’s Office said the manner and cause of his death had not yet been determined.

Bail for Kosugi, who works at the Nakamura NYC restaurant on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, was set at $500,000 cash or $750,000 bond.

His wife, Dr. Janine Cochol, declined to comment afterward, and it was unclear if he would be released from custody pending another court appearance on Nov. 17.

Additional reporting by Tina Moore

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