Police arrest suspect accused of beating 71-year-old in random attack

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Police have arrested a man accused of beating a 71-year-old unconscious in an apparently random attack.

Police have identified the man as 19-year-old Tyekeem Wright.

Authorities say he was arrested just after midnight and is now facing assault and harassment charges.

Police say on May 1, he randomly beat Charles McLennon with an unknown object until he passed out.

McLennon suffered a concussion and was left with a swollen right eye.

He had to receive stitches near both his eyes.

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