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WAKEFIELD, the Bronx — Police have arrested a man seen in cellphone video kicking a woman in the face and body several times on a train in the Bronx.
On Sunday, March 10, a man approached a 78-year-old woman who was seated, and began to punch and kick her numerous times in her face and her body, police said.
The disturbing footage shows the man kicking the seated victim six times, twice in the head and four times in her upper body.
The woman, who was seen with several bags, tried to block the kicks with her left hand, while stunned passengers watched, the video showed.
According to police, the woman has been released from the hospital.
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. Source