A police veteran of 18 years in Robbinsville, N.J. is accused of attacking a woman in a wheelchair and her 4-year-old son.
On Monday night, Mark Lee allegedly broke into an apartment in a complex for people with disabilities, knocked an unidentified woman out of her wheelchair and assaulted her child, according to the Times of Trenton. Police said they have no idea what motivated Lee to attack.
“He just went off his rocker,” Bill Sabo, the father of the female victim, told the Trentonian. “He ripped off all his clothes, threw them on the floor, knocked my daughter out of her wheelchair and began choking her.”
When police responded to the residence, they found Lee sitting on a couch repeatedly saying “I did a bad thing,” a source with knowledge of the situation told the Trentonian.
CBS Philadelphia reports Lee has been suspended without pay from the police department. He was on-duty at the time of the alleged assault.
Lee's bail was set at $250,000 and he was ordered to have a psychiatric evaluation.
The mother and her child were taken to the hospital and are expected to recover, according to the Times.