7-year-old boy randomly punched and choked by stranger in NYC

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A homeless man was arrested on Monday after punching and choking a 7-year-old boy in Manhattan, according to law enforcement sources.

The child was randomly attacked on Monday afternoon outside a building on East 86th Street near Second Avenue on the Upper East Side, the sources said.

He suffered minor injuries and was taken to NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center for treatment.

The perp, who appeared to be intoxicated, was nabbed at the scene and brought to Metropolitan Hospital Center for a psychological evaluation, according to the sources.

No additional information was immediately available.

Additional reporting by Tamar Lapin

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