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Police arrest suspect connected with brutal kicking of 78-year-old woman on New York subway

Posted at 11:27 AM, Mar 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-24 12:27:54-04

A man who was filmed kicking a 78-year-old woman repeatedly on the subway in New York has been arrested and charged with assault, police said.

Video of the attack on a Bronx subway car has been widely shared online. It showed a tall man in glasses, a dark jacket and a knit cap forcefully kicking the woman while she was aboard a train. Bystanders recording video of the attack yelled “ooohh, ahhhh, naahh” as the man hit the woman, but they did not intervene to stop him. It’s unclear what happened before the attack or whether the two know each other.

CNN reports that after the attack, the woman appeared to wipe away tears as she quietly sat in a corner with cell phone cameras pointed at her.

As the man walked past bystanders and off the train, he shouted “WorldStar that!” a reference to a popular site that posts videos of people involved in altercations, among other things.

New York police identified the suspect as Marc Gomez, 36, of Yonkers. He was arrested Saturday in Manhattan and charged with multiple counts of assault and harassment, the NYPD said in a statement.