New York City Subway Attack: Panhandler Breaks Man's Skull With Metal Pipe

Police in New York are appealing for information to help find a man seen attacking a 59-year-old with a metal pipe after getting into an argument on the subway.

The victim was left with a fractured skull and a broken eye following the incident at around 9:15 p.m. Saturday night (July 7), on the southbound no.2 train at Chambers Street station.

Video footage released by NYPD shows the pair getting into an argument before the suspect strikes him with the metal pipe.

It is unclear what the two men were arguing about before the attack, although the suspect was reported to be panhandling before getting into the altercation with the victim, reports CBS New York.

Police area searching for this man in connection with a metal pipe attack on the New York subway on July 7. NYPD

The suspect then places the pipe on a hand truck and wheels it off the train at Chambers Street station, before running away in an unknown direction.

The victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition with his injuries.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his 20s and was last seen wearing a black cap, sleeveless blue T-shirt and dark pants.

"Please help us identify this perpetrator who struck another male with a metal pipe at the W Broadway and Chambers St subway station causing a fractured skull," an NYPD 1st Precinct spokesperson said in a statement.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74682).

The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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