Police filed a felony assault charge against Councilman Hiram Monserrate, who was arrested earlier this morning after he showed up at Long Island Jewish Hospital with a battered female companion.
A police spokesman said Monserrate was charged with first-degree assault, a felony, as well as criminal possession of a weapon and harassment. If convicted of a felony, Monserrate will not be able to serve in the State Senate in January.
Wearing black pants, a black jacket and a Mets cap, he did not speak to reporters leaving the 105th Precinct late this afternoon. Earlier, his office issued a statement saying there was no comment.