NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The search continues for a man who has been going around Manhattan randomly attacking people with a hammer.
The first attack happened at around 1:45 p.m. near 35th Street and 6th Avenue, CBS2’s Diane Macedo reported.
Victor Urena, 20, was struck from behind.
Urena had just left class at Mercy College when he was hit with a 13-inch hammer with a quarter sized head.
Speaking exclusively to CBS2’s Jessica Schneider, Urena said he hopes police find the suspect soon.
“I don’t want someone else to get hit,” he said.
Police now believe there was an additional attack at around 5:10 p.m. Monday in the vicinity of Madison Square Park on 27th and Madison Avenue, sources told CBS2.
In that incident, a 34-year-old woman was hit in the head with an unknown object.
Then, around 7:30 p.m., a 28-year-old woman as sitting on a bench in Union Square Park when the suspect struck her in the head with a hammer, police said.