Police: Man with machete injured woman in popular NYC park

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NEW YORK (June 23, 2015) — Police say a man lashed out with a machete in a midtown Manhattan park and wounded a woman in an apparently unprovoked attack.

The New York Police Department says the woman suffered an arm injury in the attack around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and was hospitalized. Her injuries aren’t considered life-threatening.

Police say the suspect, 43-year-old Frederick Young, was arrested on an assault charge. It wasn’t clear if he had a lawyer.

The popular park — the former home of New York Fashion Week — has seen violence in the past.

A November 2013 shooting at its ice rink injured two people, including a 14-year-old, and sent skaters stampeding to safety. A 16-year-old was arrested and has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder.

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