UPDATE (OCTOBER 7): Police have announced the arrest of 59-year-old Angelo Del Guercio for the assault described below. The resident of West 92nd Street is being charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon.
ORIGAL ARTICLE WRITTEN OCTOBER 6:
At about 2:20 p.m. on Thursday, a 66-year-old woman and her 29-year-old daughter were riding bikes in Central Park near 96th Street and West Drive.The older woman came close to colliding with a man who was walking on the path, at which point he started yelling at her and “struck her on the head with what appeared to be a collapsible baton,” according to NYPD officials.
The woman fell off her bike and onto the ground, at which point her daughter attempted to confront the man and recorded a video of him.
He kept walking and escaped in an unknown direction. Police are hoping someone will be able to identify and locate him.
The victim sustained a laceration to her head and was removed by EMS to Mount Sinai Hospital in stable condition.
Police describe the male suspect as approximately 50 years old with a medium complexion, medium build and black hair. He was last seen wearing sunglasses, a blue t-shirt, tan cargo shorts and gray sneakers. He was also carrying a blue hooded sweatshirt.
Anyone with relevant information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by sending a direct message to @NYPDTips on Twitter.