Broadway and W. 242nd street
Police said that a 59-year-old man with two prior offenses was arrested and charged with assault on Sunday at 10:50 p.m. at the northwest corner of Broadway and West 242nd Street.
According to police, after a dispute with a 36-year-old man, the suspect exited his car, walked toward the victim’s vehicle and shouted expletives before telling the man to “Get out of the car.” Police said that the man then opened the victim’s driver’s side door and hauled him out of the car, pushing him towards the ground while shouting obscenities.
The assailant punched the 36-year-old man multiple times in the face, which shattered the glass lenses of the victim’s eyeglasses, according to police.
The victim suffered a cut under his right eye and cuts on his right hand, neck and back, among other gashes. He was treated at a local Yonkers hospital, police said.
Police did not state whether the victim and his attacker knew each other or what the two men were arguing about before the assault.
According to the Bronx District Attorney’s office, the attacker was charged with assault in the third degree, criminal mischief in the fourth degree, menacing, harassment in the second degree and disorderly conduct.
He pled not guilty and was released on his own recognizance. He is due back in court on Tuesday, Dec. 16.