Man beaten with pipe on subway train

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Police in New York City have arrested a man in connection to a brutal subway attack that left a man hospitalized in very bad shape.

It happened in Manhattan on Saturday night.  The NYPD says at about 11:15 p.m. a 59-year-old man was on a southbound #2 train in the area of the West Broadway and Chambers Street subway station.

Police say he got into some sort of argument with 35-year-old Geovannie Nieves.  It escalated into a physical altercation with Nieves hitting the victim in the face with a metal pipe.  Police released video of the moments before the attack.

Police say Nieves ran off the train at the Chambers Street station.

EMS responded and transported the victim to Bellevue hospital in serious but stable condition. The man suffered a fractured skull and broken eye socket.

Nieves, of Brooklyn, was charged with felony assault after his Monday morning arrest.