Man arrested after Cuomo staffer randomly struck in head with cinder block in Manhattan

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Friday, December 25, 2020
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Officials say the suspect followed the 51-year-old woman on East 48th Street just after 2 p.m. Thursday as she left the governor's office.

MANHATTAN, New York (WABC) -- The man suspected of randomly striking a woman in the back of the head with a cinder block is under arrest.

The victim is a member of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's staff.

Officials say the suspect followed the 51-year-old woman on East 48th Street just after 2 p.m. Thursday as she left the governor's office.

Police say the man approached her form behind and hit the woman in the back of the head with a cinder block before fleeing westbound on East 48th Street.

The NYPD said it was an unprovoked attack.

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The victim suffered injuries to the back of her head. She was taken to Bellevue Hospital in serious but stable condition.

The suspect was identified Friday morning as 28-year-old Christopher Guzman. He is facing a charge of assault.

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