— New York Post (@nypost) February 19, 2022
— Eyewitness News (@ABC7NY) February 20, 2022
Mbaye had an arraignment Friday in Manhattan Criminal Court, where prosecutors said he admitted to drinking a whole bottle of sanitizer prior to the incident.
Defense attorney Thomas Kenniff argued his client was “under the influence of an intoxicated, debilitating psychiatric episode” and never intended to harm the child, Newsweek reports.
“Police charged Mbaye, 34, a repeat offender with 51 arrests, in the attack with assault, endangering the welfare of a child and resisting arrest, the New York Post reports.
New York City Department of Correction online records show Mbaye is expected in court Wednesday. His bail is set at $30,000.