Police: Man bashes subway custodian in face with pipe

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New video shows the man police say attacked an MTA custodian at a subway station in Lower Manhattan.

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According to police, the woman was randomly attacked while she was cleaning an E train platform -

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- at the Chambers Street station at around 6:45 a.m. on Nov. 4, CBS2’s Natalie Duddridge reported Thursday.

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Investigators said the man approached her and struck her in the face with a metal pipe.

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Other MTA workers tried to chase him down, but he reportedly got away on a southbound 2 train.

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Surveillance video shows the man going through a turnstile.

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Police said the woman, 46, suffered swelling and bruising to her head. She was taken to Bellevue Hospital for treatment.

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“Attacks on transit workers trying help New Yorkers are unacceptable.

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