Man arrested for brutally beating a straphanger with a pipe now suspected in multiple attacks: cops

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Leon Sims. 25, has been arrested for beating a man with a pipe at a Brooklyn subway station and may be linked to prior assaults.

Police have arrested a suspect involved in a pipe beating at a Brooklyn subway station and believes the suspect may be connected to prior assaults.

The suspect has been identified as 25-year-old Leon Sims who investigators say hit a man repeatedly in the head with a pipe while he was waiting for the C train on Ralph Avenue.

Sims allegedly hit 35-year-old Asim Raza so hard that he fell on the train tracks.

Raza, a Popeyes employee was on his way home from work when he was brutally attacked

The victim was taken to Interfaith Medical Center where he was treated for lacerations to his head and is now in stable condition.

Police believe Sims carried out a series of assaults over a two-day period, including hitting his grandmother with a cane on Sept 20, two attacks in Midtown on Sept 21,  an attack on a 51-year-old man on Flatbush Avenue and the Sept 22. pipe beating.

When the police approached Sims he fled and was hit by a car, according to reports.

Sims has been charged with three assaults and remains hospitalized.