A Manhattan man was arrested Wednesday for a videotaped assault in which he allegedly pulled a baseball bat out of his pants and hit a man in the back of the head on the street.
Karim Azizi, 36, has been charged with assault, attempted assault and criminal possession of a weapon for the Nov. 29 attack at Amsterdam Avenue and West 148th Street, police officers said.
Police sources said the shocking crime was sparked by a previous verbal argument between the suspect and the victim.
Footage of the attack released by police on Saturday showed the 47-year-old victim, who is homeless, being smashed in the head and thrown onto the pavement.
The suspect first appeared to adjust the bat in his pants, the handle covered by his sweatshirt, before approaching the victim from behind.
He is seen punching the victim hard, who fell to the ground and rolled over in pain.
The attacker then walked away, only to back away, scream and possibly stomp the man on the ground.
The victim was taken to hospital after the attack and was in stable condition.
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