A Hasidic couple and their one-year-old baby were attacked at around 5:50 pm Wednesday near Pearl Street in Lower Manhattan by a man carrying an umbrella. The attacker walked by them alongside Battery Park and then turned around while pulling out a knife and raced back to slash them all.
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The couple, both in their early 20s, sustained cuts in the head and face. Their baby was cut in the chin, police said.
The attacker, yelling and screaming, chased the couple as they ran for their lives. He reportedly said nothing antisemitic, sources told the New York Post.
NYPD police have arrested 30-year-old Darryl Jones, a resident of the NYCHA’s Grant Houses who previously spent time in prison for attempted murder. Jones was charged with three counts of assault, plus assault on a person less than seven years old, three counts of criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Jones, who was released just last month from prison, was incarcerated for several years after his conviction on charge of attempted murder. Jones pleaded guilty to the charge, which related to a violent NYC robbery in August 2011, sources told the Post.
All three victims were treated for their wounds by first responders at the scene. They declined further medical attention.