Man arrested for allegedly punching 5-year-old boy on the subway in Brooklyn

BOERUM HILL, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Police have made an arrest in the attack of a 5-year-old boy on a Brooklyn subway.

Authorities arrested 25-year-old Ramon Thomas, who is homeless, for sucker punching and taunting the little boy last month while the child was with his mother.

The boy and his mother were on a southbound G train on Saturday, March 24, approaching the Bergen Street station around 4:25 p.m. when he was assaulted.

The victim sustained bruising and swelling on the left side of his face. He was taken to NYU Langone Health Cobble Hill, where he was treated and released

Investigators say Thomas checked himself into a psychiatric ward two days later.

Detectives couldn't arrest or question him while he was hospitalized.

Officers arrested Thomas Thursday and charged him with assault.

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