A resident of the homeless shelter at the former Pan Am hotel was arrested Wednesday for assault after pushing a man outside a school in October, telling police he was trying to protect his family.
David McLean, 39, allegedly pushed the 69-year-old victim on the corner of 52nd and Van Horn streets, near P.S. 102, at 3:15 p.m. on Oct. 28, according to police.
The victim was taken to the hospital for spine fractures and a compression to the spine, according to the criminal complaint.
McLean was arrested and arraigned Nov. 18, and charged with a third-degree felony. A temporary order of protection was issued, and he was released.
He's due back in court Jan. 21.
It's not clear how long he's lived at the Boulevard Family Shelter, inside the former Pan Am Hotel.