NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A man accused of attacking two people with feces on the Upper East Side this past summer has been deemed unfit to stand trial.
The Manhattan District Attorney’s office said Ekwan Hill, 42, was ruled unfit to stand trial in the June incidents.
Hill was arrested at a Brooklyn homeless shelter on July 1 on charges of assault and forcible touching, police said.
Police said Hill was the one seen on surveillance video on evening of Monday, June 30, sneaking up behind a 27-year-old woman on East 74th Street between First and York avenues, shoving a bag of feces down her pants and grabbing her buttocks, police said.
Hill is then seen on the video taking off a glove and running away, according to police.
Police said the Hill is also believed to be involved in a second incident earlier the same day.
In that incident, a 33-year-old woman was walking along 91st Street between Madison and Park avenues when the suspect threw excrement at her.
Police said the woman was hit in the face and torso.
Hill had 21 prior arrests, and NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said at the time that the suspect had “no documented psychological histories that we have in the Police Department.”