Man who doused stranger with scalding liquid in NYC busted: cops

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The madman who randomly doused a stranger with scalding liquid in Midtown last month was busted this week, authorities said. 

Officers in the 13th Precinct spotted Shaydul Alam, 35, on Tuesday and realized he matched a description from a police flier, cops said. 

Alam was shirtless when he allegedly approached the unsuspecting 57-year-old victim — who was walking home — on the southwest corner of West 47th Street and Sixth Avenue just after 10 p.m. July 5 and threw the unspecified substance at his back.

The victim briefly turned around before falling backwards onto the ground, surveillance footage shows.

Alam, who wore black shorts, said nothing during the sick assault and quickly fled. 

Shaydul Alam was shirtless when he approached the unsuspecting victim and threw the unspecified substance at his back.
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The victim briefly turned around before falling backwards onto the ground.
The victim briefly turned around before falling backwards onto the ground.
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The victim took himself to Columbia University Irving Medical Center the next day, and was treated for second-degree burns on his back. 

Alam, of Cypress Hills, was charged with assault, police said.

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