A homeless man who allegedly beat an elderly woman with a woman plank on Murray hill has been charged with first degree assault.
Officers say Kim Chong, 74, was attacked on East 40th near Madison Avenue when Andre Lineaux, 51, hit her with a two-by-four, according to NY1.
Police officers were able to subdue Lineaux a few blocks later.
Chong is still in the hospital in serious condition.
Lineaux is also charged with criminal possession of a weapon.