The man who allegedly slit a French tourist’s throat last week has been arrested, the NYPD announced Monday.
Khalief Young, 28, was busted by an officer who spotted him on the street around 3:50 p.m. Monday, police sources told The Post.
He was charged with two counts of assault in the second degree, police said.
Young is accused of slashing 27-year-old Gabriel Bascou in the neck on Valentine’s Day just as him and his girlfriend were walking out of an IHOP around 11 a.m. on Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard near West 132nd Street.
Bascou was caught on video bleeding on a sidewalk as passersby rushed to help him.
He’s been recovering at Harlem Hospital.
Young lives approximately two blocks from the pancake restaurant and has randomly attacked at least two others in the past, police sources said.
On Oct. 20 last year, he rang his neighbor’s doorbell and punched the woman in the face and kicked her several times, the sources said.
Four months earlier in June, he went into a deli on West 135th Street and slashed a deli worker in the neck, police sources said.
Prior to those two incidents, Young was arrested in March 2015 for criminal possession of a loaded firearm and spent a little less than two years in an upstate prison.
He was released on parole in April 2017.