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Suspect held in NYC subway attack on elderly woman that was captured on video

Suspect held in NYC subway attack on elderly woman that was captured on video

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A New York Metropolis man suspected of finishing up a vicious assault on a homeless girl driving a subway practice has been arrested after video of the incident drew outrage.

Marc Gomez, 36, faces assault and harassment expenses, in response to experiences.

Authorities say Gomez repeatedly punched and kicked a 78-year-old girl sitting alone on a practice within the early morning hours of March 10 within the Bronx. The lady might be seen within the video holding her arm as much as block punches and kicks directed at her.

Gomez reportedly left the subway automotive whereas passengers continued to movie him.


A bystander flagged down a New York Metropolis police officer on the subsequent cease. The lady was handled for bleeding and swelling however refused additional medical consideration. It was not clear what provoked the assault.

A video of the incident attracted greater than 12 million views on-line as of late Saturday. The footage drew outrage, directed not simply on the assault however on the witnesses filming on their cell telephones who stood by and shouted as a substitute of intervening.

Gomez was awaiting arraignment Saturday night.

The Related Press contributed to this report.

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