This month, a man was taken into police custody for a brutal attack on a 78-year-old woman in the Bronx subway, police said Saturday.
The man, Marc Gomez, 36 of Yonkers, was arrested on Saturday in Lower Manhattan at around 10.30, the police said. Mr. Gomez was identified this week by an anonymous man who said he often roams around Lower Manhattan. Mr. Gomez was charged with assault.
The attack, which took place on March 10 at 3 o'clock in the morning, surfaced this week when a video of the raid was posted on the Internet. The record of the attack had received more than 10 million views on Saturday afternoon.
The video showed a tall man in jeans, glasses, leather jacket and knit cap who violently kicked the woman at least six times while sitting a Northbound # 2 train driving into Nereid Avenue Station. Bystanders recorded the meeting and screamed but did not intervene. It was not clear what had preceded the attack.
When the man left the train, he turned to picking up the passengers and said, "WorldStar that" – a reference to a popular website that often contains clippings of violent altercation.
The woman was received at the nearest train station by an ambulance and treated for swelling and cuts, the police said.
While the Crime in the Metro – and in the City – Has Not Been Seen Since Since then In the 1950s, violent encounters in the transport system, which were published on the social media, received excessive attention. One such attack was the murder of rival gang members on a subway platform in Queens last month on 20-year-old Abel Mosso.
On March 17, there were 465 offenses in the transit system, compared with 476 in the same period in 2018.