Homeless man, 35, slammed six-year-old boy’s head on to a New York sidewalk as he walked with his parents in a random attack leaving the youngster in a critical condition
- A homeless man was arrested after slamming a six-year-old boy’s head on pavement on on Thursday evening
- The young boy was walking with his parents in the Kew Gardens neighborhood in Queens when the suspect brutally assaulted the boy
- The suspect, 35, picked up the boy without provocation and hit the boys head on the sidewalk
- The boy was taken to a local hospital where he is in critical condition
- The man was arrested by authorities and taken to a local hospital to undergo a medical evaluation
A 6-year-old boy in New York is in critical condition after a homeless man picked the child up without provocation and slammed his head into the pavement.
The horrifying incident happened in Queens when the unidentified boy was walking with his parents around 5.40pm in the Kew Gardens neighborhood.
According to CBS 2, the 35-year-old suspect approached the family and proceeded to brutally assault the young boy on Thursday.
The homeless man suddenly lifted the boy into the air and body slammed the child directly into the concrete sidewalk.
The boy’s head took the brunt of the hit.
A homeless man, 35, randomly assaulted a six-year-old boy in the Kew Gardens neighborhood in Queens (pictured) by picking him up and slamming his head against the pavement
He was transported to the Cohen Children’s Medical Center, according to the New York Post, where he is being treated for hemorrhaging to the brain and facial contusions.
He is in critical condition.
The unidentified boy was taken to Cohen Children’s Medical Center (pictured) where he is being treated for hemorrhaging to the brain and facial contusions
The homeless man was arrested by law enforcement and taken to the Jamaica Hospital for a mental evaluation.
The New York Post reports that the homeless man has a history of mental illness and was arrested in January for a separate assault.
The NYPD told DailyMail.com that the suspect’s identity will not be released until charges are formally filed.