A Bronx man faces several charges after he assaulted another man following a dispute inside John F. Kennedy International Airport, then fled the scene, Port Authority police say.
Security cameras near the baggage carousel inside Terminal 5 captured the attack, which happened around 8 a.m. Monday.
Port Authority police said 26-year-old Nathaneal Santana, of the Bronx, went after the 25-year-old victim with a tire iron. Santana then allegedly took off in a 2016 Hyundai Sonata, before he was taken into custody in Queens.
Police said they found the tire iron in his car.
Santana was charged with assault, menacing, criminal possession of a weapon, resisting arrest and fleeing police.
The victim was taken to Jamaica Hospital, where he was treated for cuts and bruises.
The investigation remains ongoing.
All charges are merely accusations and all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1–800–577–TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1–888–57–PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers‘ website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
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