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