Savage Lyft Driver Beating: Suspect Cuffed in Caught-on-Cam NYC Attack | News 4 Now

The Lyft passenger who was caught on camera savagely attacking his driver in the middle of a ride in Queens has stomach issues and was in pain at the time, his lawyer told a judge late Thursday.

Video of the brutal attack which took place last week was provided to News 4 by driver Eduardo Madiedo, who was not seriously injured in the attack.

The suspect, 36-year-old George Catalano, turned himself in and faces reckless endangerment and assault charges. Prosecutors at his arraignment late Thursday night said Catalano has been charged with assault in the past.

The footage shows the pickup beginning normally enough; a woman and man both get in the car and ask to be driven to Mount Sinai Hospital in Astoria.

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