NEW YORK (AP) — A suspect has been arrested in connection with a pair of Central Park pellet gun attacks that police designated as hate crimes.
Police charged 20-year-old Edward Fall on Saturday with assault, reckless endangerment and criminal possession of a weapon.
They say the Manhattan man was one of five people who struck a 36-year-old woman with a pellet Aug. 18 and made anti-white statements toward her.
Police say Fall also shot a pellet gun at a 34-year-old man on the other side of the park about three hours earlier.
Both victims were struck in the head while jogging.
The other suspects are still at large. The two men and two women are all described as black and between 15 and 20 years old.
The NYPD's Hate Crime Task Force is investigating.