Man charged with slashing toddler on New York City street in random attack

Boy needed six stitches after the incident Wednesday

New York City police have arrested a man they say slashed a 2-year-old boy who was in a stroller.

The boy was cut above the left eye Wednesday morning on a Manhattan street. He was with his nanny at the time.

“Thanks to the hard work & dedication of NYPD detectives who’re relentless in their investigations, the suspect wanted for this horrific crime against a defenseless child has been charged with felony assault,” NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea tweeted.

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On Friday, Shea posted surveillance footage of the attack, seeking tips from the public.

The suspect was identified as Anthony Gonzalez, 35, of Manhattan.

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The boy was slashed with an unknown sharp object, police said.

Doctors closed the wound with six stitches.

"My wife was horrified," the father of the boy told WABC-TV. "My son is very nervous, also under stress."

He said the incident traumatized the nanny.

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"She told me some guy leaned over the stroller, cut my son, and she immediately notified 911," he said. "She immediately called my wife."