Man arrested in random Lower Manhattan attack that caused woman to lose 2 teeth


NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Police arrested a homeless man on Thursday, accused of an attack in Lower Manhattan that caused a woman to lose two teeth.  

On Wednesday Jan. 8, at approximately 6:10 a.m. police say the 23-year old woman was repeatedly punched by 26-year-old Eugene Webb on West Houston and Varick Street.

Officials charged Webb with two counts of assault and harassment.

Investigators say the victim had just exited the Houston Street station on the 1 train when Webb confronted her and yelled at her incoherently.

That's when authorities say Webb attacked her, punching her multiple times in the face, causing her to fall to the ground, knocking out two of her teeth.

Webb fled the scene in unknown direction and EMS transported the victim to Beth Israel Hospital to be treated for facial bruises and oral injuries.

Police say the attack was random but Webb has been arrested at least five times.

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