By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Video shows a violent arrest at a Manhattan subway station.

The NYPD says officers were escorting a man out of the South Ferry station Tuesday afternoon after seeing him smoking on the platform.

As they went up the stairs, police say 50-year-old Alex Lowery spat at them, hit an officer in the face and head-butted another.

After tumbling down the steps, one officer can be seen punching Lowery repeatedly.

The NYPD says Lowery was on parole and has a violent record.

The officers’ conduct and use of force is under internal review.

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