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West Hempstead man assaulted 91-year-old, cops say

Devin Tanner, 38, of West Hempstead, was arrested

Devin Tanner, 38, of West Hempstead, was arrested on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, and charged with assault and criminal mischief, police said. Tanner is accused of punching a 91-year-old man in the face and punching a door in his home, causing more than $500 in damage, they said. Credit: NCPD

A West Hempstead man was charged Thursday in the assault of a 91-year-old man, Nassau County police said.

Police charged Devin Tanner, 38, of Maren Street, with assault and criminal mischief at 10:40 a.m. Thursday outside the older man’s Euston Road South home after receiving a call about an assault in progress there. Tanner had punched him in the face and punched a door in his home, causing more than $500 in damage, police said.

Tanner and the man had no known relationship, police said.

Detectives later identified Tanner as the subject of a call they’d received earlier, about a man slamming his head into the wall of Northwell Health Outpatient Rehab Facility at 600 Hempstead Tpke.

The facility is a drug addiction treatment center, but police would not say if Tanner was receiving treatment there.

The 91-year-old man was treated at his home. Tanner was taken to Nassau University Medical Center to be evaluated and will be arraigned when practical, police said.

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