WATCH: Machete-Wielding Suspect Arrested After Slashing Woman
Police say a machete-wielding man slashed a woman yesterday in New York City’s Bryant Park.
Authorities arrested 43-year-old Frederick Young after they say he followed the 31-year-old victim with a blade hidden in a plastic bag, then slashed her several times in broad daylight.
Witnesses chased the suspect and flagged down police. Young surrendered without a fight, according to authorities.
The suspect, who is homeless, has at least 23 prior arrests, including an arrest for menacing with a machete about five years ago.
The victim suffered a gash to her arm but is in stable condition.
Watch video of police apprehending the suspect below.