A 32-year-old man with at least 14 prior arrests carried out a string of assaults on the Upper East Side on Monday morning. Police say the attacks took place within a 30-minute window, all before 9:00am.
The suspect — whose name police could not yet release — began his wave of strikes at 8:04am on 96th and Second Avenue, where he punched a 65-year-old man in the face.
Then he travelled north to 96th and Second Ave, where he threw a glass bottle at a 66-year-old woman and a 37-year-old male.
He assaulted his fourth and final victim at 8:32am at a public housing building called Holmes Towers, located at 405 East 92nd Street, between First Ave and the FDR Drive.
The suspect was arrested quickly after the final attack. Police found that the suspect was in possession of what they believed to be crystal meth.
All four victims were taken to area hospitals for minor injuries.