By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Good Samaritan was attacked while trying to help a homeless man in Midtown.

Sources say the Good Samaritan offered his coat to a man who was lying on the ground on Fifth Avenue, but the man then got up and pushed him to the ground.

Police say he stole the 58-year-old victim’s wallet, then assaulted him.

The suspect, 25-year-old Xavier Israel, has been arrested.

CBSNewYork Team