The suspect was arrested Thursday and charged with a hate crime for indiscriminately slashing a stranger at a camera in Times Square, police said.
Anthony Evans said nothing when he was taken out of the Midtown South neighborhood. He was charged with assault as a hate crime and possession of a weapon, and was charged with the Sunday morning attack on Seventh Avenue and West 42nd Street.
Police tracked down Evans, 30, about 14 hours after the New York Police Department released the photo of the assailant and arrested him around 8:45 am on Tuesday.
Evans is accused of running up to and slashing a 59-year-old woman who was pushing a cart around 10 a.m. Sunday. He allegedly raised her right hand over her head and cut her with his cutter. Police said he didn’t say a word until he drove east on W. 42nd St.
The victim’s daughter told the Daily News on Tuesday, “My mother is relieved that he was found. “It was such a violent act and she is still traumatized.”
The victim had a deep and painful cut on his right hand and a less severe wound on his right forearm. She was treated at Bellevue Hospital.
An injured Asian woman suspects she was targeted because of her race.
Officers say Evans lives in a Washington Heights shelter. His arraignment in Manhattan Criminal Court was pending on Tuesday.
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