THIS is the shocking moment a man slashes a young couple before knifing their one-year-old toddler, through her stroller, cutting her chin.
The disturbing footage shows the couple pushing their daughter in a stroller when a man in the opposite direction turned around and slashed them, in an unprovoked attack in Manhattan.
The Jewish couple can be seen walking on State Street near Battery Park on Wednesday around 5:50 p.m.
A man carrying an umbrella suddenly approaches them from behind and slashes the 23-year-old father on the head and the 22-year-old mother on the lip, according to police.
The pair stepped back for a moment and the man slashes the baby in the stroller, cutting her chin.
The woman then runs and grabs the stroller quickly and tries to flee the scene with her husband, as the man is going after them.
The incident is being investigated as a possible hate crime although according to the New York Post the victims told cops that the man had said nothing that was anti-Semitic.
The suspect, 30-year-old Darryl Jones, who was reportedly talking to himself, was arrested at the scene.
He was charged with three counts of assault, assault on a person less than 7 years old, three counts of criminal possession of a weapon, and criminal possession of a controlled substance.
The victims, who were Orthodox Jews visiting New York from Belgium, declined medical attention, ABC7, reported.
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Police said Jones was released from prison last month after serving nine years for a robbery and attack in Harlem in August 2011.
Authorities said Jones had punched, kicked and hit a 50-year-old man before throwing him down several flights of stairs.
He is on parole until 2026.