NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A man seen on video attacking a woman with a suitcase earlier this month in Hell’s Kitchen has been arrested, police say.

Michael Lee allegedly punched Esther Guzman while she walked home shortly after midnight on Jan. 1 near 10th Avenue and 51st Street.

Police said he also hit the 63-year-old victim in the face with a rolling suitcase while she was on the ground.

The attack was caught on camera as the city rang in the New Year.

WATCH: Victim Of Hell’s Kitchen Suitcase Attack Speaks With CBS2 

Guzman told CBS2 she was minding her own business and had never met her attacker.

“I was happy and I don’t know why – from nowhere – he hit me,” she said.

She was taken to the hospital with pain and swelling to her face.

Police arrested the 44-year-old suspect last night on charges of assault, harassment and criminal possession of a weapon.


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