A man was arrested for allegedly cutting a two-year-old boy in the face Wednesday in Manhattan, New York.
Police said Gonzalez approached the boy and his nanny at 110th Street and Morningside Drive at about 9:35 a.m. and allegedly struck the child with a sharp object, cutting him just above his right eye.
Thursday, the New York Police Department (NYPD) shared surveillance footage of the suspect fleeing the scene:
Friday, NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea announced the suspect had been arrested and praised detectives for their efforts to find him:
They’ll come around in other cars, rentals that the city gets that you wouldn’t think are police cars,” the detective explained.
🚨WANTED for ASSAULT: Do you know this guy? On 7/1/20 at approx 9:30 AM, in the vicinity of W 110 St and Morningside Dr in Manhattan, the suspect slashed a 2-year-old child in the face with a sharp object, then fled westbound on W 110 St. Any info call @NYPDTips at 800-577-TIPS. pic.twitter.com/ZrUC3mjjfk
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) July 2, 2020
Thanks to the hard work & dedication of @NYPDDetectives, who’re relentless in their investigations, the suspect wanted for this horrific crime against a defenseless child has been charged with felony assault.
— Commissioner Shea (@NYPDShea) July 3, 2020