MANHATTAN, N.Y. (PIX11) – Police arrested a man on Friday for allegedly assaulting a woman on a bike path in Central Park on Thursday.
Police said 59-year-old Angel Del-Guercio started yelling at the victim and then struck her in the head with what appeared to be a collapsible baton. The woman was riding a bike on the bike path near West 96th Street and West Drive around 2 p.m. when she almost collided with Del-Guercio, who was walking on the path, authorities said.
The woman fell off her bike and onto the ground. The woman’s daughter witnessed the attack and attempted to confront Del-Guercio while recording a video of him on her cellphone, police said.
Del-Guercio then fled the park following the attack, according to the NYPD.
Del-Guercio was charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon, police said.
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