NYPD Nabs Suspect After Jarring Subway Attack

Subway riders do nothing as man repeatedly kicks elderly woman in face

Attacker brutally beats 78yo woman on NYC subway as bystanders look on & film (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

The arrest comes one day after a graphic video of a man kicking a 78-year-old woman on a subway surfaced on social media.

The NYPD said Saturday that Marc Gomez, 36, was charged with several counts of assault and harassment.

The 78-year-old victim was repeatedly punched and kicked on March 10 at 3:10 a.m.

The police said Gomez was arrested after they received an anonymous tip.

The woman reportedly was bleeding as she was being treated by EMS workers, but refused further treatment.

Gomez claimed the woman was "lying across the seat and wanted all other passengers to move", said she had a knife and threatened to stab him, according to this report by the New York Post.

The assault occurred in the early morning hours on March 10.

NYPD Chief of Detectives Demort Shea said Gomez was in custody in a tweet Saturday.

"It's awful", a Metropolitan Transportation Authority worker told the New York Post yesterday.

She tried to defend herself as her attacker kicked her in the face and body - while straphangers can be heard shouting in the background, but doing nothing to intervene.

"Thank you to the worldwide community for the tremendous assistance", Shea added.

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