NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Good Samaritans rushed to help after a man was attacked in Midtown on Wednesday.
It happened on Seventh Avenue between 49th and 50th streets.READ MORE: New Video Shows Crowd Duck For Cover During Shooting Outside Inwood Bar
A witness who eventually helped to break up the attack says an apparently homeless man was in a confrontation with two people.
He says he saw the man then become violent, forcing the other man to defend himself. The suspect eventually punched the other man in the face.READ MORE: COVID Vaccine Mandate For New York City Teachers To Take Effect After Federal Appeals Court Lifts Temporary Ban
“I’ve seen this guy time and time again, but he’s never really been, like, violent,” East Meadow resident Mario Froehlich said. “I was like, I gotta intervene now. That was too far, way too far.”
The accused attacker struggled with officers as they took him into custody.MORE NEWS: R. Kelly Found Guilty Of All Counts In Sex Trafficking, Racketeering Trial
Sources tell CBS2 the victim is a tourist from Milwaukee and the attack was unprovoked. His injuries are not life-threatening.