NEW YORK — A man who attacked an elderly woman on a New York subway earlier this month by kicking her in the face has been identified and arrested by police.
“The subject wanted for the brutal subway attack of an elderly woman is in custody,” Dermot F. Shea, the chief of detectives for the New York Police Department, announced on Saturday. “The victim was treated & released from the hospital & is getting the care, advocacy & support needed.”
According to reports, shortly after 3 a.m. on Sunday, March 10, Marc Gomez, 36, began kicking the woman who was sitting alone on the No. 2 train, and struck her repeatedly in the face and upper body with his foot. The 78-year-old tried to block the blows with her hands.
Bystanders did nothing to stop Gomez, but instead seemingly took delight in watching the attack, exclaiming “Oooh!” and recording with their phones.
Gomez then walked off the subway car seconds later and stated to those recording, “WorldStar that, my n****r,” referring to the hip hop website that uploads videos of violent attacks or fights.
The New York Times reports that the woman was met by EMS personnel upon reaching the next station and was treated for cuts to the face and swelling.
Video footage of the incident was soon posted online and the New York Police Department sought tips from the public regarding the identity of the assailant.
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