We previously reported that Carey was an acquaintance of his attacker. Now there are apparently more details. That friend is actually a homeless man, who was spending time at Carey’s Upper East Side apartment, according to the Daily News.
The suspect whose name wasn’t released, reportedly was arrested once for assault. The report says the man visited Carey Monday night when the anchor asked him to get food for them at a local store.
Upon his return, the homeless man reportedly snapped. He started to argue with his radio friend leading to Carey suffering a broken jaw and a fractured eye socket.
Carey was found semiconscious in the building’s lobby.
He remains in an area hospital. Tuned In has learned that Carey is able to speak and is in good spirits.