Posted on October 19, 2021

Harlem Man Arrested After Allegedly Punching Woman, Striking 5-Year-Old Child

CBS New York, October 16, 2021

A woman and her young child are recovering after they were attacked on a busy Upper East Side street.

Moments after the vicious attack, the cries of a small child rang out on East 86th Street near Lexington Avenue.

Cell phone video shows a man police have identified as 52-year-old Harlem resident Terrance Saxton being handcuffed and arrested.


Police say Saxton walked up to the 35-year-old woman from California and her two young kids. He was mumbling and cursing.

The woman tried to get her kids to safety, and that’s when cops say the man punched her once in the face. He then struck the victim’s 5-year-old son.


A group of people saw the attacker trying to walk away and stopped him from going into a nearby subway station. {snip}


Police say Saxton has an extensive criminal history with at least ten prior arrests, including assault on a transit employee.