Man Who Slashed Harlem School Custodian Arrested, Police Say
MANHATTAN — A teenager who was released from prison just weeks ago has been charged with slashing an East Harlem school custodian as he cleared snow, police said.
Brandon Senquiz, 18, had been freed on Jan. 9 after serving time for a June 2013 assault when he and two others encountered a custodian shoveling snow outside P.S. 102 Jacques Cartier, 315 E. 113th St., early Jan. 22, according to the NYPD and prison records.
They asked the custodian the time, but when the 43-year-old victim looked at his watch Senquiz cut him across the left side of his face before running away, police said.
The custodian was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was treated and released, the NYPD said.
Investigators tracked Senquiz through social media and arrested him Monday, a police spokesman said. He faced charges of assault and criminal possession of a weapon, the NYPD said.
Investigators were trying to determine if the two others who were with Senquiz during the January assault would face charges, an NYPD spokesman said.
They had not been taken taken into custody as of Tuesday morning, he added.