A disturbing video has circulated online, this one showing the moment a man attacked an elderly woman on a Bronx subway train.
The incident took place around 3 a.m. on a 2 train on March 10. The man violently kicked the woman in the head and punched her before exiting the train at Nereid Avenue.
The woman stayed on the train for one more stop.
NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot F. Shea said the woman was treated and released from the hospital and “is getting the care, advocacy (and) support needed.”
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. pic.twitter.com/W4rFRDeuq2— Chief Dermot F. Shea (@NYPDDetectives) March 23, 2019
Video of the attack is below.
Sensitive content ahead.
WARNING, DISTURBING: Police are searching for a man who attacked an elderly woman on a subway train in the Bronx. Video shows the man kick the woman in the face. Witnesses could be heard reacting, but no one helped. More: https://7ny.tv/2FnVgiwUPDATE -- A suspect is now in police custody: https://7ny.tv/2OmuHOKPosted by ABC7NY on Friday, March 22, 2019
But it’s not necessarily the attack––as horrible as it is––that’s earned people’s ire.
It’s the fact that people were keen to record the attack, and did not intervene.
There is a video of a man on the subway kicking a 78-year-old woman in the head. Thankfully the police caught the coward, but the people who witnessed the assault and didn't make an attempt to stop him should be charged too. It breaks my heart to see not one person intervene.— Christopher Bouzy (@cbouzy) March 23, 2019
Disturbing video of a man repeatedly kicking a 78-year-old woman on the subway. Riders wasted no time hitting the record button. But couldn’t figure out how to hit/jump this coward. Power in numbers people. Power in numbers. https://t.co/yyOQ8ZuLX0 #subwayattack #mta #2train— C Phat (@CleoPhat) March 23, 2019
WTH is the matter with these people? Not one of... https://t.co/Mkw45tMK7X— Cindy Penkoff (@CPenkoff) March 22, 2019
just saw the video of an elderly lady being kicked n beaten by a man on a subway car in nyc. the most appalling thing however: NO ONE rushed to her aid during or immediately after the attack. its a sick world.— NOLA Creole (@nola_creole) March 23, 2019
A suspect is now in custody.
He’s been identified as Marc Gomez, 36, and faces multiple counts of assault and harassment.
NYPD: detectives walk out Marc Gomez, 36, after he’s charged with assaulted for attacking an elderly woman on a #2 train in the Bronx two weeks ago, A community tip led to his arrest this morning @ABC7NY The story at 6 PM pic.twitter.com/547G29lCdO— Naveen Dhaliwal (@NaveenDhaliwal) March 23, 2019
Local authorities at the 49th Precinct posted a picture of Gomez to their official Facebook page.
He was caught after someone recognized him and called in.
🚨WANTED FOR ASSAULT 2️⃣🚨MARC GOMEZ / MALE / BLACK / 36 YEARS OF AGE DOB: 04/26/1982 NYSID # 09061395H HEIGHT 6' 04" ,...Posted by NYPD 49 Precinct on Friday, March 22, 2019
The news is a relief for many.
THEY GOT HIM!!!!— Renee DiFeboHinnegan (@ReneeLvs2trvl) March 23, 2019
Suspect Arrested in 'Heinous Assault' on Subway That Was Caught on Video: NYPD https://t.co/RKu8H06won
Good news! That video turned my stomach.— Roxanne Gregory (@roxanneg62) March 23, 2019
May justice be served.