This man is wanted by the New York Police Department after being caught on film kicking a woman in the head and body.
New York City police are asking for the public’s help Friday in identifying a man caught on video repeatedly kicking an elderly woman in the head and body, while a crowd of metro passengers to watch.
The NYPD says that the “outrageous attack” happened in the early morning of 10 March in the centre of the district, Bronx. Images circulating on social media, drawing outrage – not only focusing on the attacker, but to the witnesses having regard to the filming of the violence with their cell phones and yelling instead of coming to the woman to help.
The 78-year-old woman, who sat with her in the corner of the subway, it is shown in the video that her arm up to try to stop that man from her. At one point, the man grabs on to the subway poles to balance himself on one foot, while his other repeatedly kicking her in the head and body.
The video ends with the attacker walking from the subway while the passengers remains in the film the battered woman, who holds her hand to her face.
The police told the New York Post they were notified of the attack after a bystander flagged an officer at the next stop.
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The newspaper says the woman was treated at the scene for the bleeding and swelling, but refused further medical attention. The researchers are now hoping to talk with her.
It is not clear what provoked the attack, or why the video is only now, on the surface, more than 10 days after the attack happened.