By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police say a man was hit in the head with a metal pipe in an unprovoked attack near Times Square.

It happened shortly after 11:30 a.m. Wednesday near the corner of West 40th Street and 8th Avenue.

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Police said the 66-year-old victim was walking with his family when he was attacked by a homeless man.

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The 54-year-old suspect was taken into custody on multiple charges, including felony assault and criminal possession of a weapon.

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The victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition.

CBSNewYork Team