UPPER EAST SIDE, Manhattan – Police have arrested a 42-year-old man linked to two separate attacks involving feces on the Upper East Side earlier this week, NYPD sources said early Friday.
The suspect was found in a homeless shelter in Brooklyn following a tip from Crime Stoppers, sources told PIX11.
Police said the man who was earlier described as "emotionally disturbed" is in custody with charges pending.
Investigators believe he's wanted for assaulting two women with feces on Monday afternoon, according to Chief of Detectives James Boyce.
A law enforcement source said the first attack happened about 2:25 p.m. A woman, 33, was walking on East 91st Street when a man threw feces in her face and ran away, heading toward Park Avenue.
Later that day, a man crept up behind a 27-year-old woman walking down East 74th Street around 6 p.m. Monday. He grabbed her waist, shoving a bag of feces down her shorts before touching her buttocks, police said. He then walked away in an unknown direction.
Surveillance video released of the attack shows him approaching the unsuspecting victim and throwing his hands up after reaching into her pants.
The suspect whose name hasn't been released to the public will be arraigned later Friday.