59-Year-Old Man Attacked By Panhandler With Metal Pipe After Subway Spat

A 59-year-old man was having a heated argument with another passenger on a Manhattan train at around 11:15 PM on Saturday when it suddenly became violent.

In a video caught on camera by another passenger, the younger man stands up and angrily points at the 59-year-old. When the older man stands up in response, the attacker hit him on the head with a metal pipe.

After the assault, the attacker put his weapon into a hand truck and fled the area on foot. The authorities have not yet identified the attacker and have made no arrests.

The 59-year-old suffered a fractured skull and a broken eye socket, but is in stable condition. The suspect was reportedly panhandling before the verbal altercation.


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It is not clear what the two men were arguing about. The victim was then taken to Bellevue Hospital to be treated for his injuries.


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The panhandler was said to have fled towards Chambers Street after fleeing the train. NYPD are now searching for a Hispanic man in his 20s who was last seen wearing a black cap, blue t-shirt, and dark pants.