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Police arrest man wanted for assaulting 85-year-old man on 37th Avenue


April 21, 2017 Staff Report

Police have arrested a man who allegedly assaulted an 85-year-old man and 18-year-old woman in Jackson Heights earlier this month.

Fabricio Pozo, 50, was arrested after attacking two people on April 12. The first incident was around 12:50 p.m. outside of 86-12 37th Avenue, when Pozo approached an 18 year old woman and slapped her with an open hand across the face. She suffered swelling and redness to the left side of her face, but refused medical attention.

About 15 minutes later at 1:05 p.m., Pozo approached an 85-year-old man outside 83-18 37th Avenue and punched him in the left side of his face before fleeing west on 37th Avenue. The victim suffered bruising and a small laceration on his face, and was transported to Elmhurst Hospital in stable condition.

Pozo has been charged with two counts of assault and two counts of harassment, according to police.

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