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Video Captures Elderly Woman Being Violently Kicked In Head By Man On Train—But That’s Not The Worst Part

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.” 

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/2OmuHOK

Posted 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.

A suspect is now in custody.

He’s been identified as Marc Gomez, 36, and faces multiple counts of assault and harassment. 

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.

May justice be served.