There’s a Devil Loose: 6-Year-Old Boy Hospitalized in Critical Condition After Homeless Man Allegedly Slams His Head Into the Pavement in Unprovoked Attack

A young boy is in critical condition after a homeless man allegedly attacked the child unprovoked on Thursday night in Queens, New York, CBS New York reports. Police said the child was walking with his parents when a 35-year-old man came up to him and assaulted him. Sources told the news station the man picked up the 6-year-old and slammed his head into the pavement just before 5 p.m. The child was rushed to a local hospital, reportedly with serious head injuries. The boy is in stable but critical condition, officials said. The suspect was arrested and taken to a hospital for a mental evaluation. The investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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SOURCE: The Daily Beast – Julia Arciga