Suspect in custody after viral video shows elderly woman kicked in face on New York City subway

NEW YORK -- A suspect is in custody after an elderly woman was brutally attacked on a Bronx subway train.

Marc Gomez, 36, is charged with multiple counts of assault and harassment.

Authorities said Gomez kicked and punched the 78-year-old victim in the face and body, causing her to bleed.

It happened just after 3 a.m. aboard a northbound 2 train on March 10.

New York Police Department Chief of Detectives Dermot F. Shea confirmed in a tweet that the person wanted for the attack was in police custody.

He also said the victim was treated and released from the hospital and "is getting the care, advocacy (and) support needed."

Officials said 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.
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