Man arrested on charges of slashing toddler in face in NYC

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NEW YORK (AP) — A 35-year-old man has been arrested on charges he slashed a toddler in the face in upper Manhattan, police said Friday.

The assault happened at around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in Morningside Heights, police said. They said a man slashed a 2-year-old boy above the eye with an unknown sharp object and then fled. The injured child was treated at a nearby hospital.

Police announced the arrest Friday of Anthony Gonzalez, 35, on charges of felony assault and criminal possession of a weapon. It wasn’t clear if Gonzalez had an attorney who could speak for him.

Police Commissioner Dermot Shea praised the “hard work & dedication” of detectives in a tweet announcing the arrest.

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