Attacker Fractures Man's Skull With Pipe During Subway Fight, Police Say - NBC New York

Attacker Fractures Man's Skull With Pipe During Subway Fight, Police Say

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    Attacker Fractures Man’s Skull During Subway Fight: Police

    An attacker struck a man in the head with a metal pipe and fractured his skull after the two got into a fight on the subway, police said.

    (Published Sunday, July 8, 2018)

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    • An attacker struck a man in the head with a metal pipe and fractured his skull after the two got into a fight on the subway, police said

    • The 59-year-old victim was riding a southbound 2-train near the Chambers Street station when the attack happened

    • The victim was taken to the hospital in serious but stable condition with a fractured skull and broken eye socket

    An attacker fractured a man's skull with a metal pipe after the two got into a fight on the subway, police said.

    The 59-year-old victim was riding a southbound 2-train toward the Chambers Street subway station in Manhattan around 11:15 p.m. on Saturday when he got into an argument with another man, the NYPD said.

    As the fight escalated, the man hit the 59-year-old in the face with a metal pipe before fleeing into the Chambers Street station, police said.

    The 59-year-old was taken to Bellevue Hospital in serious but stable condition, where he was treated for a fractured skull and a broken eye socket, the NYPD said.

    Video provided by the NYPD shows the attacker arguing with the man and gesticulating before preparing to take a swing at his head with the pipe.

    A suspect as taken into custody Sunday night, authorities said. 

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