The NYPD on Friday released surveillance photos and footage of the man, calling for information on what Chief of Detectives Dermot F. Shea described as “a heinous attack” on the elderly woman.
The incident occurred on the number 2 train in Nereid Ave Station in the Bronx shortly after 3 a.m. on March 10.
Man is arrested in kicking of an elderly woman on a subway as bystanders shot video
Extremely graphic video seen by millions of people on Twitter showed the man kicking the woman in the face twice, then in the body four more times.
Passengers could be seen yelling as they filmed the encounter, but no one appeared to have intervened.
“I only screen recorded the video to help catch this guy. You never put hands on any woman. Especially an older woman,” he added. “And any real New Yorker wouldve done anything but record this. These were obviously kids on the train with no real sense but to say ‘Ooos’ & ‘Ahhs.”
Caught-on-video subway granny-kicker says she had it coming
Police said the man fled the train, while the woman rode one more stop and was then met by emergency services.
Man arrested after kicking elderly woman on subway as bystanders shot video
Rapper and actor Ice-T was among those who shared video of the attack on social media, calling for the perpetrator to be brought to justice. “This is some coward ass shit… WTF,” he wrote. “Fuck everybody on that train that watched and filmed this BS.. This MF needs to get stomped the Fuck out!”
“For everybody asking me if this is my video. No and if I was there it was not going down like that. He was not getting away. New York City has to get better with ‘minding our own business.’ See something say something goes for everything,” he said.
The subject wanted for the brutal subway attack of an elderly woman IS IN CUSTODY. The victim was treated & released from the hospital & is getting the care, advocacy & support needed. Thank you to the worldwide community for the tremendous assistance. Addl details to follow.
He was charged with two counts of second-degree assault, one count of third-degree assault, and one count of harassment.
(CNN)A man who was filmed kicking a 78-year-old woman repeatedly on the subway in New York has been arrested and charged with assault, police said.