Police arrested Barry Baldwin Friday on six counts of assault as a hate crime, one count of attempted assault for missing a seventh person, and other charges. They say all the incidents occurred in Brooklyn.
Baldwin was in custody and unavailable for comment. A message left at his home wasn't returned and it wasn't clear if he had an attorney.
They say the 35-year-old man punched a 33-year-old woman who was walking with her seven-year-old daughter in the back of the head on Dec. 21. They say his victims also included two 78-year-old women in separate incidents and a 71-year-old woman.