NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Three women were randomly attacked while waiting for their subway at the Columbus Circle station Monday morning.

According to the NYPD, a 55-year-old homeless man approached the three commuters just after 10 a.m. on the Brooklyn-bound B train platform. Each of the women was struck in the face without warning.

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A train conductor reportedly called for police after seeing the attack, leading to a swarm of officers making their way to the Columbus Circle platform.

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Police took the alleged attacker into custody and then brought him to Bellevue Hospital for a psych evaluation. The victims – ages 27, 52, 63 – were all taken to a local hospital for treatment. Their injuries were said to be minor.

Commuters told CBS2’s Reena Roy that they’re frightened by the seemingly daily incidents occurring at the station.

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The homeless attacker reportedly has 65 prior arrests including one for public urination at a Brooklyn subway station.