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Man arrested in assault on National Book Award winner Colum McCann

Man arrested in assault on National Book Award winner Colum McCann

Police in New Haven, Conn., have arrested Michael Mott, the man wanted on suspicion of assaulting Colum McCann, a winner of the National Book Award. There had been a warrant out for Mott's arrest; he turned himself in Monday night and confessed, New Haven police said.

McCann, who won the 2009 National Book Award for his novel "Let the Great World Spin," was in New Haven on June 28 to participate in a conference.

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