Suspect charged with assault after elderly woman kicked in face on New York City subway

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Monday, March 25, 2019
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Naveen Dhaliwal has the latest from the Bronx.

WAKEFIELD, Bronx (WABC) -- A suspect is in custody after an elderly woman was brutally attacked on a Bronx subway train.

Marc Gomez, 36, is charged with multiple counts of assault and harassment. He was arraigned and bail was set at $30,000 bond, $15,000 cash.

Authorities say Gomez kicked and punched the 78-year-old victim in the face and body, causing her to bleed.

Police say Gomez is no stranger to the law. The 49 Precinct posted a picture of him on their Facebook page and someone noticed and called. He was caught in Greenwich Village on Saturday morning.

It happened just after 3 a.m. aboard a northbound 2 train on March 10.

NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot F. Shea announced in a tweet that the person wanted for the attack was in police custody, but his identity has not been released. No charges were announced.

He also said the victim was treated and released from the hospital and "is getting the care, advocacy (and) support needed."

Officials say that equally as troubling as the incident is that no one else on the train attempted to help the woman during the incident. Instead, several of them recorded it on their phones.


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