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

by Kim Boateng Posted on March 24th, 2019

New York City: Marc Gomez, a 36-year-old man has been arrested for what police say was a vicious attack on an elderly, homeless woman on a New York City subway train. Marc Gomez faced charges Saturday of assault and harassment.

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. Add’l details to follow.— Chief Dermot F. Shea (@NYPDDetectives) March 23, 2019

Police say the 78-year-old woman was riding a No. 2 Bronx-bound train on March 10 at about 3 a.m. when he kicked and punched her repeatedly in the face and body.

The woman left the train at the next stop and was met by emergency medical staff who treated her for cuts to the face, bleeding and swelling.

A witness captured the attack on videotape that went viral on Twitter.


He’s crazy that’s somebody grandmother. Rt and find this asshole— Rello. (@BKLYNRELL1) March 21, 2019

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