Police in New York City Apprehend Parolee for Assault after He Punched a 72-year-old Woman


Authorities in Brooklyn have apprehended a parolee with a history of violent crimes after he allegedly struck an elderly woman in the head at random on Friday, according to sources within the police department and the legal system.

At about 4:50 p.m., on the corner of Fourth Avenue and 96th Street in Bay Ridge, 29-year-old Mouhamed Diallo smacked his 72-year-old victim on the back of her skull as she walked. Authorities stated that Sunday, May 5.

According to the police, the assailant fled the scene of the crime, leaving the elderly woman with head injuries including bleeding and swelling.

Upon arrival at Maimonides Medical Center, her health was noted as stable.

After the release of the suspect’s surveillance photo, Diallo was apprehended and charged with the felony of second-degree assault about 6 p.m. on Thursday, according to the police.

Within the boundaries of the New York Police Department’s 60th Precinct—which encompasses the Sea Gate, Brighton Beach, and Coney Island neighborhoods—he was apprehended.

Among Diallo’s ten prior arrests, eight have been for assault and two for robbery, as reported by law enforcement and reliable sources.

The sources state that three of the assaults occurred inside a Bronx jail institution, while five of them occurred in Brooklyn.

Diallo was released in February on a felony assault conviction and placed on parole until November 2028, according to sources in the law enforcement community.

Authorities in Queens said they apprehended him on the same day that another maniac brutally attacked a 64-year-old woman on a street, randomly punching and slashing her.

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