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Tip Leads To Arrest In Manhattan Subway Pipe Attack

July 09, 2018 - 10:30 am
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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- Police say they've arrested a panhandler who allegedly attacked a subway rider with a metal pipe.

The incident happened at 11:15 p.m. Saturday aboard a southbound number 2 train near the West Broadway and Chambers Street subway stations.

Police say the suspect and 59-year-old victim got into an argument which eventually turned physical. The suspect struck the man with the pipe before running off on foot when the train pulled into the Chambers Street station, police said.

 

The victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital in serious, but stable condition. He suffered a fractured skull and broken eye socket.

NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea said an anonymous Crime Stoppers tip led to the arrest.

Geovannie Nieves, 35, of Brooklyn is charged with assault with a weapon.