The Manhattan district attorney’s office said Epp abruptly attacked a Spanish tourist sitting near him on bench at City Hall Park in July 2012.
Douglas Epp pleaded guilty Tuesday to attempted murder in the July 2012 attack. He is expected to receive a 14-year prison sentence.
John Yoos, 43, of Crown Heights, was arrested on July 30 after repeatedly striking 31-year-old Hugo Alejandre with the claw of a hammer, police said.
Hugo Alejandre, 31, of Barcelona, was sitting on a bench with his girlfriend at Manhattan’s City Hall Park when he was attacked around 3 p.m. Monday, police said.