The teen was hit on a southbound A train at the 59 St - Columbus Circle station just after 12:30 p.m. Friday
A Good Samaritan jumped in and held the man until police arrived.
The 28-year-old suspect then resisted the responding officers, biting one of them. Officers were then able to gain an upper hand on the suspect, who was taken into custody.
What we’re up against: @NYPDTransit cop conducting safety checks on an Upper West Side A train today suffered a bite wound — through 3 LAYERS OF CLOTHING — while attempting to arrest a suspect who had just assaulted a young woman. @savetheuws @ConcernedSide pic.twitter.com/vup26itXRP— NYC PBA (@NYCPBA) February 20, 2021
The suspect was taken to Mount Sinai West for a psychiatric evaluation. Charges are pending.
The woman is being treated at Lenox Hill Hospital for bruises to her face. She is currently in stable condition.
The injured officer is being treated for the bite. He is currently in stable condition.
This attack is the latest in a disturbing trend of subway violence, including a recent unprovoked attack that left an Asian senior battered and bruised.
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