The man who allegedly kicked a 78-year old woman on a subway while others watched and recorded the incident has been apprehended.
It happened around 3:10 a.m. on March 10 aboard a northbound 2 train as it pulled into the 238th Street / Nereid Avenue station in the Bronx.
The NYPD released the horrifying surveillance photos and video of the suspect Friday, but many choose not share it instead sharing photos of the man responsible.
WAKEFIELD, Bronx (WABC) — Police are searching for a man who was caught on camera attacking an elderly woman on a Bronx subway train.
I WILL NOT show the video, it's INHUMAN…
Share the HELL out of this until the SCUMBAG is CAUGHT… pic.twitter.com/m5wZ3TMvXy
— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) March 22, 2019
The man in the attack has now been identified as 36-year-old Marc Gomez of Yonkers.
Police said he repeatedly punched and kicked the victim in the head and body as 2 train riders stood by and watched the crime unfold. Gomez has now been charged with second and third-degree assault and harassment.
The victim was treated at the 241st Street station for cuts and swelling to her face.
Dermot Shea, NYPD Chief of Detectives thanked the public for their assistance with the apprehension.
“Thank you to the worldwide community for the tremendous assistance,” Shea added.