The New York police are looking for a man who attacked an elderly woman in front of astonished fellow travelers. Video footage shows how the 40-year-old attacker kicks on and hits the 78-year-old woman. After his frenzy, the man flees the subway train and disappears without a trace.
The violent incident took place on March 10, around three o’clock in the morning. The seated woman, who travels alone, still tries in vain to ward off the man’s punches and stairs. The old lady is hit on the body and face. Other passengers watch and take pictures of the brutal attack, but no one sticks out. “Oh, no,” they say.
“Who the hell were you talking to?” The man shouts. A female metro passenger is still trying to reason him and says “excuse me ….” The aggressive person gets out of his feet and shouts, just before he gets out of the metro, “Just Worldstar…”, referring to the social media website on which violence videos are shared.
“Worldstar that’s it,” the man shouts and gets rid of himself. Violence videos are shared on the Worldstar website.
Bleeding elderly man
The police are only informed of the attack when the metro train arrives at the next stop. One of the fellow travelers holds a cop at the terminal station. The bleeding elderly person is treated on the spot by caregivers with swellings and cuts in her face. The woman refuses further medical assistance, reports the New York Post. The gruesome images, which also ended up on Twitter, are causing a great deal of fuss. Especially the fact that no one undertakes anything makes people angry. “He’s crazy, that’s someone’s grandmother,” says the person who posted the video. “Retweet and find this jerk”. When asked if he is the creator of the video, he responds with: “No, if I had been there it would have ended differently.”
Investigators hope to get in touch with the bearded woman and search diligently for her assailant. Chief Inspector Dermot Shea asks eyewitnesses to report. Public transport company MTA has promised the police every help to find the perpetrator. “This is such an extremely shocking video,” said spokesperson Amanda Kwam. “We will help the investigation where we can.”