Shocking footage shows NYC man kick woman down Brooklyn subway escalator

The suspect kicked a 32-year-old woman in the chest, causing her to fall down the escalator at Atlantic Ave-Barclays Center Station in Brooklyn


                            Shocking footage shows NYC man kick woman down Brooklyn subway escalator
Chilling footage shows an NYC man kicking a woman down an escalator (NYC Crime Stoppers/Twitter)

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK: In a gut-wrenching act, a stranger kicked a woman down an escalator at a Brooklyn subway station, a video of which was captured by surveillance cameras. In the footage, the surprised woman can be seen falling down several feet after being kicked in the chest by the man. The woman confronted the man after she felt push past her on the escalator and asked him to 'say excuse me' rather than pushing her. The man kicked her in the chest before saying 'I did'.

According to New York City police, the assault took place after the woman approached the man for having shoved past her on the escalator at the Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center Station last week at around 7:15 pm. In the footage captured by surveillance cameras, the woman can be seen falling and rolling backward to the bottom of the escalator after the accused kicked her before climbing up the escalator without even turning to see if she was alright. Incidentally, the Brooklyn subway has been in the news quite often as surprise attacks on unsuspecting people have increased. In this month itself, a Brooklyn man was seen punching a gay man in the head on J train. In March this year, an Asian man was beaten brutally on NYC subway after he called attacker N-word.

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Police said that the victim refused medical attention at the scene of the crime. She suffered trauma to her left ankle and bruises to her back, arms, legs, right knee and right thigh. On Sunday, September 12, night, pictures of the suspect were released by the NYPD, who requested the public to help identify him. They have urged people who have any information on the accused and his whereabouts to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

As crimes increase in New York City last Friday, Sept 10, a 37-year-old man was arrested for riding up to multiple women on his bike, groping them and fleeing. In another unrelated incident, two men brutally attacked a couple of men with a screwdriver and a glass bottle and meted out homophobic slurs at them on September 4 at a Brooklyn bodega. The incident occurred after the victims and the perpetrators engaged in a verbal dispute over the accused making anti-gay statements.