A man in Manhattan reportedly walked past a 2-year-old seated in a stroller being pushed by his nanny and allegedly proceeded to slice the child’s face, leaving a wound that required stitches.
On the morning of July 1, a 2-year-old boy was sitting in his stroller while he and his nanny were out for a walk.
As the two were on their excursion, a man reportedly advanced upon them.
When he approached the woman and child, the man allegedly leaned in the direction of the toddler.
The nanny said that the incident took place in a matter of seconds, and as the man fled away from them she heard the boy crying and peered into the stroller finding that he had a large gash near his eye.
Though the woman said she did not see the person holding a weapon when he came up to the carriage, she purported that he had cut the child when doing so.
After she saw the severity of the laceration on the child’s face, the nanny reported that she called for emergency assistance and notified his mother about the incident.
While at the hospital, the toddler was given six stitches above his eye.
The child’s family spoke with news outlets and reported that they believe the incident was random, and the result of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
The police reported that they were notified through Crime Stoppers that there were images and recordings available of the alleged attack, and they believed the person responsible was 35-year-old Anthony Gonzalez.
Gonzalez was picked up by the New York Police Department on July 3, and he was taken into custody for the allegations.
He is facing charges for suspicion of felony assault, as well as criminal possession of a weapon.
The youngster is reportedly at home and recovering from his physical injury.
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