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Homeless man brutally attacks 6-year-old boy in New York City

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A harrowing scene reportedly unfolded in Queens, New York, when a 6-year-old boy was brutally attacked by a homeless man an left with serious injuries.

Police say the child was waiting outside his home with his brother when the homeless man grabbed him and body-slammed him, hitting his head on the concrete sidewalk. His brother then ran inside the home to get help from their family.

The child was rushed to a hospital with serious head and face injuries, and is listed as critical. He is expected to survive.

The 35-year-old man identified as Laurance Gendreau was arrested by police soon afterward, and charges are pending an investigation. He was taken to Jamaica Hospital for a mental evaluation.

The attack comes as the city is still reeling from the shocking murders of four homeless men. Police later arrested another homeless man as a suspect in the lethal attack.

Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio has been excoriated by many for not doing enough to alleviate the homeless crisis in the city.

Here's a local news video about the attack:

Child Attacked By Homeless Man In Queens

[Ed. Note: This article was updated with additional information not available at the time of publishing.]

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