A 66-year-old man was punched within the face by a stranger in an unprovoked assault close to Columbus Circle on Sunday morning — at the least the second time the suspect randomly assaulted a passer-by, cops stated.
The sufferer advised cops he was strolling at West 57th Street and Eighth Avenue in Manhattan round 9:40 a.m. when his attacker approached him and punched him all through his physique, together with his face.
The sufferer, who didn’t know the suspect, was taken to Cornell Hospital in secure situation, cops stated.
Police officers canvassed the world and arrested Dwayne McPherson, 33, of Brooklyn on assault fees, in accordance with cops.
McPherson has three prior unsealed arrests, together with one from Nov. 2, 2020, when he allegedly hit a 62-year-old man within the face in an unprovoked assault in Queens, police sources stated.
He additionally has arrests for fare evasion in July and possession of housebreaking instruments final 12 months.