The 27-year-old victim was at the corner of Lawrence and Willoughby streets around 9:55 p.m. on July 18 arguing with another person when Demetrious Kelly, 19, who he did not know, threatened to strike him with a selfie stick, police said.
Kelly then hit the victim on the arms and back, causing cuts to his hands and back, bruising on his back and substantial pain, police and prosecutors said.
It wasn’t clear what sparked the argument.
Kelly was charged with assault, menacing, criminal possession of a weapon and harassment, prosecutors said.
He was released without bail pending a Sept. 14 court date. Kelly’s attorney was not immediately available for comment.
► Another man was attacked with a stick and robbed on the same day at the corner of northeast Smith Street and Fulton Street, police said.
The 35-year-old victim was walking on the street around 6:24 p.m. when he got into a fight with two other men, the NYPD said.
One of the suspects took out a stick and hit the victim several times, causing pain, bleeding and swelling to his face, police said.
The other suspect then took the victim’s cellphone and ran off, police said.
It wasn’t clear what type of stick was used in the attack.