A disturbing video depicts a brutal assault where a man repeatedly attacked a 60-year-old woman using her own cane at a subway station in Harlem, New York.
Man Uses Woman’s Cane To Violently Beat Her Up
According to the New York City police, this shocking incident occurred just before 3:30 a.m. on a Friday, near the West 116 Street and Lenox Avenue station.
The graphic video captures an unidentified man wielding an umbrella at the woman. Initially, she tries to defend herself with her cane, but the attacker manages to wrest it from her and turns it against her.
In the footage, the woman falls to the ground, screaming in pain.
The man struck her with the cane more than 50 times over approximately two minutes.
His blows land all over her body, targeting her head, hands, legs, arms, and stomach. The force of the strikes is so intense that the cane begins to break apart.
At one point, the woman manages to grasp the cane and struggles to free it from the assailant’s grip, causing his pants to fall down.
In response, he uses his fists to beat her and repeatedly strikes her head. Eventually, he abandons the cane as the woman collapses. She remains motionless on the ground while the aggressor yells at her and kicks her several times before the video concludes.
The NYPD responded to a 911 call reporting the assault. Remarkably, the video shows no bystanders intervening to stop the early-morning attack.
The woman was transported to NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem and was reported to be in stable condition, according to the police. The suspect fled the scene and remains at large, with no arrests made yet.
The investigation into the incident is ongoing, and remains unclear what motivated the attack. As of Tuesday morning, no arrests had been made.
This disturbing incident is part of a series of violent occurrences on New York City subways, including last November, where a custodian was assaulted by a man wielding a pipe and a fatal stabbing in June.
While NYPD data indicates a 4.6% decrease in transit crime since the beginning of the year compared to the same period in 2022, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg expressed concerns earlier in the summer about subway safety, citing high-profile crimes on the subway system.
He stated, “I know the statistics show that transit crime is down, but when one of my family members gets on the train, I, too, feel uneasy,” during an interview with FOX 5 in July.
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