The New York Post:
A 37-year-old military vet has been busted in the terrifying, caught-on-camera hatchet attack on an ATM customer in Lower Manhattan — and is also suspected in two other incidents involving strangers earlier this month, law-enforcement sources said Wednesday.
Shocking video shows bloody hatchet attack at Manhattan ATM
Yonkers cops had been separately seeking to arrest the suspect, Aaron Garcia, too — for a Feb. 15 assault and on four bench warrants for failing to appear in court, sources said. All of those incidents allegedly involved domestic disputes and charges ranging from harassment and stalking to criminal contempt, sources said.
Garcia of Yonkers was charged with attempted murder and assault in the bloody violence that took place late Sunday afternoon inside a Chase bank in the Financial District, the NYPD said.
The suspect was arrested after his release from Bellevue Hospital, where he was taken for evaluation when cops caught him allegedly smashing car windows in Chelsea around 10 p.m. Tuesday, sources said
Disturbing new surveillance video shows the moment a 51-year-old man was brutally attacked by a hatchet-wielding maniac while at a Lower Manhattan ATM.
The footage, obtained by The Post on Tuesday, shows the victim at one of the ATMs inside a Chase Bank vestibule on Broadway near Beaver Street in the Financial District shortly before 5:30 p.m. Sunday when his attacker walks in, removes a hatchet from a dark bag, sneaks up behind him and begins slashing him.
The frightened and bloodied victim tries to fend off the brutal assault, falling to the floor several times as he futilely attempts to grab his crazed assailant’s weapon, the footage shows.
When the unidentified suspect is finished beating his victim, he smashes the screens of the cash-dispensing machines before walking away — and leaving the hatchet and his backpack behind, according to police.