Update: Man accused of randomly punching woman in downtown Fort Worth arrested

Fort Worth police have arrested a man accused of randomly punching a woman in the face as she walked downtown at around 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.

The woman told Star-Telegram media partner WFAA-TV that her nose was broken by the stranger. She and her daughters were walking near 5th and Throckmorton streets.

When police arrived, the woman’s face was bleeding from the attack, Officer Jimmy Pollozani said.

“It appears after the suspect struck the victim [he] ran south on Throckmorton,” Pollozani said. “Officers canvassed the area in attempt to locate the suspect but were unsuccessful.”

David Earl Thomas, 34, was arrested on Wednesday afternoon on suspicion of aggravated assault and robbery, according to jail booking records.

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Nichole Manna is an investigative reporter for the Star-Telegram. Before moving to Fort Worth in July 2018, she covered crime and breaking news in Tennessee, North Carolina, Nebraska and Kansas. She is a 2012 graduate of Middle Tennessee State University and grew up in Florida.