Police: Suspect charged in attack on 78-year-old woman on subway

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Police say a suspect is facing charges in connection to an attack on a 78-year-old woman on the subway in the Bronx.

The brutal attack was captured on cellphone video. As News 12 reported, it happened last Sunday on the 2 train at the 238th Street and Nereid Avenue subway station.

Investigators say the man approached the woman and started punching and kicking her. They say the suspect then exited the train at the same stop and ran away. The victim got off the train at 241st Street and was treated by emergency officials.

Police say 36-year-old Marc Gomez, of Yonkers, has been arrested. He's charged with multiple counts of assault and harassment.

NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea that the victim has since been released from the hospital, and he thanked the "worldwide community for the tremendous assistance" in the case.

 

 

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