NEW YORK CITY, NY – Disturbing video shows a man kicking a woman inside a Brooklyn subway station, sending her falling down the moving escalator, according to New York City police.
The kick sent her falling down the moving escalator. https://t.co/9hHy56dhJF
— 8News WRIC Richmond (@8NEWS) September 14, 2021
The alleged assault occurred Thursday evening in Brooklyn as the man in the video is seen pushing past the victim on an escalator out of the Atlantic Ave-Barclays Center Station.
The male suspect and female victim exchanged words as he passed, with the woman telling the man that he should have said, “excuse me.”
Man viciously KICKS woman down NYC subway escalator, sending her plummeting backwards
— RT (@RT_com) September 13, 2021
The man continued to the top of the escalator, paused, and then turned around.
The man raced back down the escalator to the 32-year-old woman. He braced his arms against the siderails of the escalator and kicked her in the chest with both feet.
Man kicks woman down escalator in NYC subway station: video https://t.co/WG5o8JTAwc
— Unapologetic Fun (@stevewells11) September 14, 2021
The woman, who did not want to be identified, said the suspect gave her no warning:
“He just kicked me out of nowhere. And I just came tumbling down the escalator, past everyone, all the way to the bottom floor.
“’Say excuse me,’ that’s the New York way,’ and that was it. And then out of nowhere, he felt the need to have to kick me down the stairs. You know, as if I had the audacity to address him and tell him and say, ‘Excuse me,’ at that moment. He felt like he just had to kick me down.”
Surveillance video shows man kick woman down escalator in NYC subway attack https://t.co/3Uu5RDicCn
— Anthonypettway (@Tonypettway) September 14, 2021
Video that captured the event showed the woman tumbling down the stairs. Another person on the escalator actually leaned out of the way, allowing her to continue tumbling.
The victim suffered cuts and bruises to her back, arms, legs, right knee, right thigh, and left ankle, but she refused medical attention.
Police said they hope the surveillance video will help them identify the attacker. Meanwhile, the victim fears for her safety and the safety of others:
“Seeing him and also his physical stature, you know, he looks pretty dangerous. And just being around someone that looks like that makes me feel vulnerable.”
— Alexander (@ATGBrokers) September 14, 2021
Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).
The attack was the latest in a string of attacks in New York City in recent months. Just last week, a disturbed man randomly punched a deaf female in Union Square, knocking her onto the tracks.
The woman was rescued by Good Samaritans who rushed to her aid, pulling her from the tracks.
Police arrested Vladimir Pierre, a 41-year-old alleged gang member with 27 prior arrests, for the attack. At the time of the attack, Pierre was freed without bail just days earlier for an alleged assault on another random woman in Brooklyn.
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Man puts genitals on woman’s arm while riding the subway, attacks her for taking his picture in police-defunded NYC
September 2, 2021
MANHATTAN, NY- According to the New York Police Department (NYPD), a man sexually assaulted a woman on a Manhattan train and then shoved her when she took his picture.
Man puts genitals on woman's arm on Manhattan subway: NYPD https://t.co/3CGgTczApV
— esuk419 (@UWSGMA326) September 1, 2021
Authorities stated that the 23-year-old victim was riding a southbound 1 train approaching the 28th Street station in Chelsea around 11:25 a.m. Monday, August 30th, when the man stood next to her and placed his exposed penis on her right arm.
Both the victim and suspect got off the train at 28th Street, where the victim then confronted him and started snapping photos of him. After that, the suspect allegedly swiped the victim’s phone from her hand and threw it to the ground, damaging it.
Cops said that then the suspect shoved the woman and ran off. The victim did not report any physical injuries.
Authorities have since released two images of the suspect, one taken from the victim and the other from a surveillance camera. He is described as being in his 30s, 5’11”, and 180 pounds, with a dark complexion.
He has a medium build, black hair in dreadlocks and a black beard.
He was last seen wearing a red head wrap, a red checkered face mask, a black T-shirt, black cargo pants and black and tan boots.
Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-77-PISTA (74782).
— jimfchow (@jimfchow) August 29, 2021
In a separate incident, the NYPD has announced it is trying to locate a man accused of pushing a woman down a subway staircase at a Queens station.
Details of the incident were shared by police with video of the suspect hopping a subway turnstile at the Jamaica-Van Wyck station where the assault occurred. Police said that the man shoved a 31-year-old woman down the staircase just before 5 a.m. on August 14th.
The woman fell down the stairs and injured the right side of her body. Police said the man then followed her down to the station’s mezzanine before opting to hop the turnstile and run out of the station.
Subway surveillance images show the man wearing a dark-colored baseball cap, a yellow jacket and dark-colored pants. Police believe the man could be between 25 and 40 years old.
Man spits on, shoves woman onto NYC train tracks… get long uber people are not taking the subway as they return to work because of all the crime in the subways https://t.co/4hLlTYHl8s
— FxMacro (@fxmacro) August 26, 2021
In another incident, police have made an arrest following a vicious hammer attack on a Manhattan subway platform. NYPD investigators arrested 41-year-old Jamar Newton of Brooklyn.
Newton has been charged with assault and reckless endangerment.
Surveillance shows the attack, which took place on the northbound N and R train platform at Union Square Station.
Police stated that the 44-year-old victim was struck in the back of the head after an argument, causing him to call onto the tracks. The victim has been hospitalized and is in stable condition.
After attacking the 44-year-old, Newton also attacked an 18-year-old man at the 125th Street station. Newton reportedly ripped the chain from the neck of the teenager, who then chased Newton through the station until the cops spotted what was happening and grabbed the alleged thief.
Cops recovered the chain and while processing Newton for the arrest, they realized he was linked to the hammer attack a day earlier. Newton has also been charged in connection to clothing thefts from two Bushwick thrift stores, one in June and one in April.
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