MANHATTAN – Officers arrested a madman on a violent rampage Monday morning, after police say he attacked four people at random on the Upper East Side and in East Harlem— leaving some victims bloody and sending three of them to the hospital because of their injuries.
The mayhem began just after 8:00 am when police say the suspect, identified as 32-year-old man Lavon Davis of the Bronx, attacked a 65-year-old man near the corner of East 96th Street and Second Avenue, punching the stranger in the face.
The 65-year-old man was knocked out and hit his head on the ground after the attack, according to the Daily News. Police confirm to Upper East Site the victim was rushed to Weill Cornell Medical Center in serious condition.
A few minutes later, police say the Davis made his way a few blocks north to East 99th Street and Second Avenue, where he separately targeted two more strangers— a 66-year-old woman and 37-year-old man— hitting them in head with a bottle, leaving both with injuries and needing treatment.
Less than a half hour later, detectives say NYPD officers arrested the suspect at NYCHA’s Holmes Towers on East 92nd Street between First and York Avenues. Police say they caught Lavon Davis after he assaulted a 22-year-old man at the same location. That victim refused medical attention.
Upper East Site has confirmed a fifth victim, a 45-year-old man, was slashed and stabbed in the back by the suspect near 91st Street and York Avenue– police say he managed to drive himself to the hospital.
A witness also tells us she saw the attacker trying to stab someone outside the ASPCA on East 92nd Street around 7:00 am.
Investigators say charges are pending against the suspect.