A man allegedly hit a 4-year-old in the head in Times Square – then was immediately beaten by two women, with the child’s mother helping restrain him until the cops arrived.
New York police said Babacar Mbaye, 34, was arrested Thursday after the unprovoked attack in broad daylight on 46th Street and Seventh Avenue at the crossroads of the world.
The beast allegedly hit the baby at around 3:20pm as the area bustles with passersby enjoying the warm afternoons.
He was then handled by the child’s mother and another woman, according to the New York Police Department, law enforcement sources and security footage obtained by The Post.
The video showed the two heroines racing in front of the TKTS stands to take down the crawl. According to the footage, one of them confronted the suspect just inches from traffic on Seventh Avenue, while the other swung an object that appeared to be a bottle or a coiled umbrella.
The little boy was seen holding his head with both hands.
The sources said that one of the women who kept the suspect was the child’s mother, but it was not clear which one.
Police said that when officers came to arrest Mbaye, he kicked one of them as they tried to take him to a police cruiser.
The child was treated at the scene. Apparently he and his mom live in the Bronx.
Police said Mbaye is charged with the felony of assault, reckless endangerment and resisting arrest.
Sources said he has a record dating back to 2009, with arrests including assault, criminal possession of a weapon, DWI and intimidation.
Mbaye was ordered to be held on cash bail of $30,000 when he was brought to trial in Manhattan Criminal Court late Friday. Its next session is scheduled for Wednesday.