It happened at the Chambers Street subway station around 8 p.m. Sunday.READ MORE: NYPD Looking For Alleged Police Impersonator Accused Of Posing As Detective To Threaten, Steal From Victims
The victim, 43, was stabbed in the chest and arm and taken to the hospital in stable condition. He and his family were visiting from Ecuador, police said.READ MORE: Driver Wanted After Jeep Plowed Into Family On Bronx Sidewalk; 'Car Sped Up To Hit Us,' Witness Says
The suspect, 26-year-old Peterson Merant of the Bronx, was arrested and charged with attempted murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon, police said.
Police said the screwdriver used in the attacked was “filed down.”MORE NEWS: NYC Mayoral Candidates React As Kathryn Garcia, Andrew Yang Make Joint Campaign Stops
They believe the attack was unprovoked.