Random attack leaves Capitol worker with 14 stitches and a broken nose

Posted at 1:25 PM, Apr 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-18 14:30:56-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A suspect has been arrested after attacking a woman at the Capitol on early Thursday morning.

According to police, the suspect Anthony Wilson, approached a woman who was arriving for her overnight shift at the Capitol where she cleans the building,

The victim said Wilson walked up to her, said "I'm going to kill you, b----!" and then immediately began punching her in the face.

Wilson knocked the victim to the ground, mounted her, and continued to punch her in the face repeatedly while holding her body down with his knees.

Wilson then attempted to hit the victim in the head again, this time with the portable metal base of a sign that weighed approximately 45 lbs.

"When she came in, she noticed that the door was open, I believe, and called the trooper who responded." said Lt. Governor Randy McNally. "Shortly after she had made the call the was attacked and had some serious injuries but I don't think they would classify them as critical."

In all, the victim sustained a broken nose, a swollen wrist, and additional serious trauma to her face which required her to get 14 stitches.

When police arrived on the scene the victim was in her car which was parked at the intersection of 7th Ave North and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Upon locating Wilson, police say he took a fighting stance and pulled away a number of times while they were attempting to put him in handcuffs. Wilson resisted police so much that it took several officers to finally get the man restrained with his hands cuffed behind his back.

"The report I heard was that he was a homeless individual." said McNally.

Wilson is being charged with felony aggravated assault.