This is the moment when justice was meted out with a tire iron.
The bloody exchange between a would-be Bronx rapist and his victim’s husband was captured on startling video released Wednesday.
The surveillance footage taken inside the Claremont Village apartment about 9:30 p.m. Monday show jittery ex-con Earl Nash, 43, pacing by the elevator shirtless, his pants low on his hips.
Moments earlier, Nash had barged into Nenegale Diallo’s sixth-floor apartment, beat her with a chair and tore her clothes off. Diallo called her husband for help and Nash fled.
The video shows the elevator doors open Diallo’s husband, 61-year-old Mamadou Diallo, rushing out.
Realizing that his wife’s rapist had just jumped into another elevator, Diallo takes out a tire iron and starts bashing Nash with it in a wild frenzy.
Nash apparently fights back – and briefly shoves Diallo out of the elevator.
The beatdown left Nash with a fractured skull, his blood splattered in the elevator and a hallway, sources said.
Diallo was initially charged Tuesday with manslaughter. The charges were later reduced to assault, although prosecutors said they could be upgraded as the investigation continues.