Police say the suspect who randomly punched a 4-year-old in the head in New York's Time Square last week has a lengthy criminal record, including multiple arrests just this year.
The incident happened Thursday as authorities say a woman and her young son had just snapped pictures together at the M&M store.
Police said the suspect approached them and, without warning, punched the child in the head.
The mother and another bystander were able to pin the suspect, Babacar Mbaye, down until police arrived.
Mbaye has 40 prior arrests on his record, including four arrests just this year.
The little boy is expected to be ok.
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