Man arrested in vicious subway attack on elderly, homeless woman in NYC


New York City Police have arrested a man they say is responsible for viciously beating a homeless woman on the NYC subway.

Police said he repeatedly punched and kicked the victim in the head and body as 2 train riders stood by and watched the crime unfold.

Marc Gomez, the suspect accused of a brutal attack on a 78-year-old woman on the subway.

The woman, who was seen with several bags, tried to block the kicks with her left hand, while stunned passengers watched, the video showed.

Marc Gomez, 36, was charged with multiple counts of assault and harassment, U.S. news station WABC reported.

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NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea tweeted that the attack happened on March 10, 2019 at Nereid Ave Station in the Bronx.

Warning: Video of the attack, seen below, may be hard to watch for some viewers.

The seemingly unprovoked attack was caught on camera, and sparked outrage nationwide because witnesses were seen filming the attack rather than intervening and trying to help the 78-year-old woman.

Before the attacker left the train, he shouted about WorldStar, a media outlet that often contains violent videos. After the incident, the woman rode the train one more northbound stop and was met by EMS when she exited the train, the NYPD said in a statement.

The victim suffered bleeding and swelling was treated by paramedics at the station, but she turned-down further medical assistance. He was apprehended on Saturday, Shea said.