Iraq vet who ‘hacked man with hatchet’ at an ATM, couldn’t be evicted thanks to state moratorium
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- Aaron Garcia, 37, of Yonkers, was arraigned on attempted murder and assault charges in Manhattan Criminal Court on Thursday
- He is accused of slashing a man with a hatchet in an unprovoked attack at a lower Manhattan ATM vestibule Sunday night
- Surveillance footage of the attack appears to show Garcia coming up behind Miguel Solorzano, 50, wielding a hatchet
- The assailant is then seen slashing Solorzano three times in the head and once in the leg as Solorzano tried to fight off the attack
- Photos taken in the aftermath of the attack showed Solorzano sitting on the sidewalk as blood dripped down his face and stained his clothes
- Solorzano is now healing from his injuries at Bellevue Hospital, where he has already undergone two surgeries
- He said he is still having trouble processing the unprovoked attack
- Garcia was arrested for the attack Tuesday night
- He is also wanted by the Yonkers Police Department
- Family members say Garcia has been suffering from mental illness since he returned from Iraq in 2009 \
The man suspected of slashing a bank customer in his head and legs as he tried to deposit a check at a Manhattan ATM has appeared in court.
Wearing a blue jumpsuit, Aaron Garcia, 37, of Yonkers, was arraigned on attempted murder and assault charges in Manhattan Criminal Court on Thursday.
Surveillance footage from the Chase bank shows a man, alleged to be Garcia, approaching Miguel Solorzano, 50, from behind and striking him in the leg with a hatchet.
He then hits him three times in the head as Solorzano tried to fight back.