NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A banjo-wielding man has been arrested after damaging the famous Charging Bull statue in Lower Manhattan.

According to the NYPD, the 42-old-suspect walked up the popular Wall Street tourist attraction and began to smash his instrument against the bull’s head and horns around 12:30 p.m.

The Charging Bull statue in Lower Manhattan damaged by a suspect from Texas. (Credit: CBS2)

Authorities have identified the man as Tevon Varlack of Dallas, Texas.

The banjo-carrying suspect’s attack left the iconic statue with visible scratches and breaks around the bull’s right horn.

Varlack has been charged with criminal mischief, criminal possession of a weapon, and disorderly conduct.

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