By CBSNewYork Team

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.

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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.

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“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.

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Sources tell CBS2 the victim is a tourist from Milwaukee and the attack was unprovoked. His injuries are not life-threatening.

CBSNewYork Team