By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police say an Uber driver may lose his eye after an altercation last month in Manhattan.

It happened shortly after 3 a.m. on August 28 near East 14th Street and Third Avenue in the East Village.

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Surveillance video appears to show the suspect running through the middle of the street trying to hail a ride.

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When the Uber driver wouldn’t pick him up, police said the suspect hit the 45-year-old victim in the face with his cellphone.

The driver was taken to the hospital, where he was treated for a serious injury to his left eye.

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CBSNewYork Team