Video of the attack on a Bronx metro car has been widely shared online. It showed a tall man in glasses, a dark jacket and a knit cap that kicked sharply and kicked the woman while she was on board a train. Spectators who recorded video of the attack shouted "ooohh, ahhhh, naahh" as the man hit the woman, but they do not intervene to stop him. It is unclear what happened before the attack or whether the two know each other.
After the attack, the woman seemed to wipe away tears as she sat quietly in a corner with mobile phone cameras pointing to her.
When the man passed by companions and out of the train, he shouted "WorldStar it!" a reference to a popular site that records videos of people involved in altercations, among others.
The attack occurred on March 1
She was treated and released from the hospital and gets the care, attorney and support she needs, NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot F. Shea said.