The victim said that the beating happened during the day in his apartment building. On Tuesday night, the attack was being investigated as a possible hate crime.
Police were asking the public for help Tuesday in finding a suspect who they said struck another man multiple times in the head in a Lower East Side public housing apartment last month.
Police believe Anthony Coward, 28, is the person who attacked 32-year-old Richianand Brijanand of Ozone Park with a hammer and robbed him as he tried to buy a Metro Card at the Fulton Street and Rockaway Avenue station in Bedford-Stuyvesant last Wednesday.
Police have released the name of the man they believe has attacked at least three people with a hammer in New York City subway stations.
One day after CBS 2 spoke exclusively to a man attacked with a hammer at a Brooklyn subway station, police said they have identified the suspect in the attack.
Douglas Epp pleaded guilty Tuesday to attempted murder in the July 2012 attack. He is expected to receive a 14-year prison sentence.
Police in Upper Manhattan on Monday were looking for a man who attacked not one, but two pedestrians, with a hammer to the head.
David Tarloff is accused of going to an apartment building in February of 2008 and killing Dr. Kathryn Faughey with a meat cleaver and a hammer.
Investigators said the man accused of beating a tourist with a hammer in City Hall Park last month has admitted to the attack. In court documents released during a hearing Tuesday, the man first identified as John Yoos said he “snapped” before launching the attack. The suspect pleaded not guilty to attempted murder.
There are new fears on Long Island that a man suspected in at least six break-ins has tried to strike again in Kings Point.
A man wanted in a violent hammer attack of a Hempstead woman last year, has been connected via DNA to the rape of a 2-year-old Texas girl and one of six violent break-ins on L.I., Nassau Police said.