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NEW YORK — Police say a New York City man shoved a candy bar in the face of another man and then repeatedly punched him in an apparently random attack.

Court papers show Eliexer Reyes has been charged with misdemeanor assault following his arrest in the Times Square subway station Tuesday night.

Artist Ian Sklarsky tells Gothamist the 35-year-old Reyes was unprovoked when he shoved a Snickers bar in his face and mouth.

After police say the 33-year-old Sklarsky asked Reyes what was wrong with him, Reyes then repeatedly punched him in the face during a scuffle.

They say Sklarsky suffered pain, a cut lip and a bruised nose.

Reyes’ attorney didn’t immediately comment on the charges. He hasn’t entered a plea in Manhattan Criminal Court.