Frankie Hatton, 21, was detained Tuesday by NYPD for questioning in connection with the groping of Crown Heights women has been arrested.
Described as a 21 year old black male who appears to be mentally unstable, the suspect slapped a number of Jewish women in the Crown Heights community as they walked on the street or entered their apartment buildings.
Police presence had been stepped up in the Crown Heights neighborhood following the incidents, and a police officer detained the suspect on Albany Avenue and Union Street after recognizing him from the description.
An NYPD source told COLlive, “We do not believe this was anti-Semitic in nature, or the work of a group, but rather a single perverted individual.”
Two of his victims have reportedly identified him in a lineup.
Crown Heights women have been on edge since the news of his attacks, and expressed relief that the perpetrator has been caught.