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A homeless man accused of bashing a Manhattan subway rider in the face with a metal pipe is in police custody, authorities said Monday.

The suspect was picked up at 11 p.m. Sunday and was being held at the Manhattan Robbery Squad on 12th Street in Greenwich Village, cops said.

The article goes on to state the following:

He was arrested by cops in Brooklyn after a crime-stoppers tip led police to the shelter he was staying at on Rogers Avenue in Crown Heights, police sources told The Post.

The suspect allegedly got into a fight with a 59-year-old man while panhandling aboard a No. 2 train in Manhattan about 11:15 p.m. Saturday.

As the two men got into an argument, the suspect pulled a metal pipe out and whacked the victim in the face, fracturing his skull and breaking his eye socket, police said.

The TRIBECA PATCH reported that the pipe-wielding suspect has been identified as Geovannie Nieves, 35.

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