• Bryan Thompson was arrested after he crashed a vehicle into an NYPD patrol car
  • He was sent for a psychiatric evaluation
  • He faces multiple charges of assault, robbery and fleeing from police

A man from Atlantic City went on a rampage in New York City on Saturday, attacking at least 10 people and damaging several cars. He also carjacked three vehicles.

Bryan Thompson, 43, carried out the attack for more than half an hour Saturday evening in lower Manhattan. He first went after three people, including two men and a woman, at a train station in Tribeca. Thompson used a wooden bat to assault them. A 57-year-old victim fell unconscious after the attack, and the other two sustained head injuries. They were rushed to a hospital, the New York Post reported.

Thompson then fled the station and attacked a 39-year-old woman on the street using the same bat. He also attacked a 39-year-old man who was sitting inside his parked SUV. The victim exited the vehicle and fled on foot, leaving the vehicle behind, which was then carjacked by the suspect.

The suspect rammed the SUV into two unoccupied vehicles and left the car when it came to a halt around Sixth Avenue and Laight Street, police said.

Thompson then broke the rear window of a Ford Taurus driven by a woman. He dragged her out of the vehicle but soon shifted his attention to a 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by another woman. Police said the suspect used bats or tree branches to break the side window of her vehicle. The Jeep driver sustained eye injuries.

He continued his rampage by attacking two pedestrians, a 42-year-old man and a 41-year-old woman. The man suffered a broken arm and the woman had injuries to her legs.

The suspect then threatened a 33-year-old man and carjacked his 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Police finally spotted the suspect in the vehicle after it crashed into an NYPD patrol car and came to a stop, the New York Daily News reported.

Thompson refused to surrender after he was stopped and officers had to restrain him using a Taser. He was taken to Bellevue Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation and was arrested after that. He now faces multiple charges of assault, robbery and fleeing from police, CBS New York reported.

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