Homeless man arrested in assault at Port Authority

April 1, 2014 7:48:12 PM PDT
A homeless man was arrested in the assault of a man early Monday morning at Port Authority Bus Terminal.

Sassony Bryant, 31, is facing charges of attempted robbery and assault after police said he approached the victim, a 52-year-old man hailing a taxi, around 5:45 a.m. outside the terminal.

According to a statement from the Port Authority Police, Bryant struck the victim with his fist and knocked him to the pavement. The victim ran into Port Authority with the suspect following him, demanding his cell phone.

Police arrested Bryant.The victim was treated at Roosevelt Hospital for injuries to his elbow and face.