Marc Gomez, 36, a restaurant worker from Yonkers, has been identified as the suspect who allegedly beat an elderly woman on a New York City subway
Police have arrested the suspect caught on camera repeatedly punching and kicking an elderly woman in the face and body on the New York subway.
The horrific incident took place on March 10 around 3.10am at the Nereid Ave Station in the Bronx on a northbound 2 train, and video of it surfaced on social media.
The 78-year-old victim in the attack seemed to do nothing to provoke the merciless assault where she cowers as the man, identified as Marc Gomez, hits her. Other passengers on the train record the incident but fail to intervene.
Gomez, 36, is a restaurant worker from the town of Yonkers, according to the New York Post.
He has been charged with multiple counts of assault.
On Saturday NYPD Chief Dermot F. Shea posted the assailant’s image on Twitter announcing the the suspect was apprehended and is in police custody.
He added that the victim was treated in a hospital for her injuries and released and is ‘getting the care, advocacy and support needed’.
‘Thank you to the worldwide community for the tremendous assistance,’ he added.
On Saturday NYPD apprehended the man who was caught on camera assaulting a 78-year-old woman on riding the New York subway at 3am on March 10
NYPD shared the assailant’s image on Friday asking for tips on his identity. By Saturday they announced the man was apprehended and is in police custody
The arrest comes one day after NYPD posted video of the suspect asking for help in identifying the assailant.
In the shocking video the man is seen hitting the woman blow after blow as she tries to protect her face.
The man can be heard saying ‘Who the f**k you was talking to’ as he finished his brutal assault.
One female passenger can be heard saying ‘Excuse me’ to the man but he walks off the train.
The man repeatedly punched and kicked a 78-year-old woman in the head and body while she was riding the No. 2 subway on March 10
Shocking footage of the incident shows the man kick frail woman while she helplessly holds her hands over her face but to no avail
He got off at the 238th Street/Nereid Avenue stop and fled on foot. The woman was left in her seat cradling her head in her hands.
Before he left he addressed the people filming saying: ‘Worldstar that my n****r’ in reference to the social media page that is full of violent videos.
Police weren’t notified until the train arrived at the next and last stop, at Wakefield-241st Street station, when a bystander approached an officer in the station.
Police said 78-year-old woman rode the train one more northbound stop and exited at 241st Street station where she was met by first responders.
She suffered bleeding and swelling with cuts to the face.
Video courtesy PIX 11
The suspect is seen being led in handcuffs by police in the Bronx on Saturday
Police say the suspect, Marc Gomez, has been charged with multiple counts of assault
Passengers recorded the incident and could be heard saying ‘Oh no’ as the man carried out the attack but no one intervened as he kicked and punched her on the train
In a heartbreaking image, the woman is seen holding her head and appears to be crying. She suffered from bleeding and swelling with cuts to the face and received medical treatment
NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot O’Shea tweeted photo grabs of the man
The video was first posted on Twitter by a user named @BKLYNRELL1 and hundreds of social media users expressed their outrage at the attack.
The user who first posted it tweeted: ‘He’s crazy that’s somebody grandmother. Rt and find this a**hole.’
He later wrote: ‘For everybody asking me if this is my video. No and if I was there it was not going down like that. He was not getting away.’
Another user called Kori James wrote: ‘All i see is my grandma and it infuriates me.’
Another person wrote: ‘WTF?! No one helped her during or after?! I KNOW I raised my sons better than that if they come across this situation!.’
Many other social media users expressed their fury that some of the passengers recorded the incident and did nothing to help the victim.