A 22-year-old postal worker and a 75-year-old man believed to be a street vendor were both arrested following a confrontation at Canal and Mulberry streets in Lower Manhattan Saturday morning, police said.
The female postal worker told responding cops the senior citizen clocked her in the head with a cane, and she retaliated.
The unidentified combatants were both taken into custody following the 10:10 a.m. incident. Charges were pending, a department spokesman said late Saturday afternoon.
The postal worker declined medical attention at the scene and there was no immediate word on the 75-year-old’s condition, cops said.
Canal Street denizens did not know what fueled the fury, but several, like gift shop employee Kamal said they saw the elderly man sprawled out on the pavement in the aftermath.