New York’s famous ‘Charging Bull’ statue in the city’s financial district has been damaged after a Texas man bashed it with a metal object.

Tevon Varlack, of Dallas, was arrested on Saturday on charges of criminal mischief, disorderly conduct and criminal possession of a weapon for allegedly attacking the bronze beast.

Police says the 42-year-old hit the bull with a metal object that looked like a banjo.

The attack left the statue with a hole in its right horn.

The 3,200-kilogram bull was created by Italian-born artist Arturo Di Modica in 1989 and installed in lower Manhattan as a work of guerrilla art.

Di Modica says the sculpture was his gift to America.

It quickly became a popular attraction.