Homeless man randomly slaps cyclist in Lower Manhattan: cops

A homeless man randomly assaulted a 53-year-old bike rider in Lower Manhattan on Friday morning, cops said.

The attack occurred just after 10:15 a.m. when 38-year-old Lonnie Watlington slapped the cyclist with his hand at Liberty and West streets in Battery Park City, according to police.

The victim suffered a cut to his forehead and was treated on scene, authorities said.

NYPD 1st pct officers with a man in custody after two unprovoked assaults in Battery Park City. He assaulted an Asian male (Man in blue scrubs) and moments later a woman pushing a stroller at. The Asian male followed the perp while calling 911 leading to the arrest at Battery Place and Little West Street at 10:30 friday morning.
Lonnie Watlington randomly assaulted a 53-year-old bike rider.
William Farrington

Cops caught up to Watlington, whose address comes back as a Brooklyn men’s shelter, and charged him with assault, police said.

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