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A 6-year-old boy was rushed to the hospital after a homeless man walking through the neighborhood suddenly picked him up and slammed him on the ground, authorities say.

New York police say they responded to a call of an emotionally disturbed person on Metropolitan Ave and Lefferts Blvd in Queens around 4:48 p.m. Thursday.

The boy was with his parents when 35-year-old Laurance Gendreau came up to him, suddenly picked him up and threw him on the ground head first, officials say.

He was rushed to Cohen Children’s Medical Center by EMS and is being treated for hemorrhaging to the brain and a contusion to the…



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