LONG BEACH (CBSLA) — A man has been arrested on suspicion of attacking a boy on a Long Beach bus last weekend.
David Manuel Santana Garcia, 36, was arrested in the area of Atlantic Avenue and San Antonio Drive, Long Beach police said Wednesday. He has been booked on charges of child cruelty, assault, battery, and other public transportation charges.READ MORE: LA County Reports First Death From West Nile Virus This Season
🚨ARRESTED: Thanks to the help of our community— the suspect wanted for this assault has been arrested. We received various tips of the suspect’s location. Our officers responded to the area of Atlantic Ave and San Antonio Dr, located the suspect & safely took him into custody. pic.twitter.com/5lHE9YHatT
— Long Beach PD (CA) (@LBPD) September 9, 2021READ MORE: Man In Critical Condition After Being Stabbed In Lancaster
Police on Wednesday asked the public’s help in identifying the man who attacked the boy Sunday, and released images of him captured on bus surveillance video. Tips from community led police to where the man had been seen, and took Garcia into custody.MORE NEWS: Man Shot to Death In Los Angeles
The boy, who was not identified, is reportedly recovering after sustaining non-life-threatening injuries to the upper body.