Troopers arrest Cohoes man for attacking stranger in Albany

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Police say a man from Cohoes was arrested after reportedly attacking a woman he did not know in an Albany walkway.

Police say 44-year-old George McCarthy is facing Assault charges after he knocked a woman down and kicked her in the head between the Empire State Plaza and the Times Union Center. Police say McCarthy caused a 1 inch cut and swelling over the woman’s eye.

Based upon the injured woman’s description of her attacker, troopers say they found the man in the concourse around 2:00 a.m. McCarthy was also arrested for being in the concourse during after-hours.

The victim was treated and released at Albany Memorial Hospital.

McCarthy was issued appearance tickets, scheduling him for an appearance in Albany City Court on a later date.

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