After being brutally attacked on a Bronx subway train, a mother and daughter are just recovering. On a northbound 5 train, a lady approached a 36-year-old mother and her 10-year-old kid and started punching the mother in the face.
She then turned and started punching the daughter in the face before leaving the scene by departing the train at Simpson Street station. The assault on the victim and her 10-year-old daughter was captured on video.
The incident put the victim’s family in a state of anxiety, and the victim did not want to be named. The family claims they were returning from school when they saw the attacker on the train but did not speak to her.
A short while later, the unthinkable incident occurred. “She only punched me in the head without saying a word to me. Just boom boom boom like mad. She doesn’t speak to me at all “stated the victim.
When the family arrived at Westchester Avenue and Simpson Street, they approached the police and requested assistance. According to the victim, they were both hits in the face and mouth.
After being brought to Jacobi Hospital, the mother and daughter received medical attention for their wounds. Police gave a description of the suspect as being in her 40s, around 5’8″ in height, with a medium frame, and having short black hair.
The attacker’s photos have now been made public by the police. According to reports, the attacker was last seen at the Bronx’s Simpson Street subway station. She had on a black jacket and black sunglasses when she was last spotted.
The mother claims they have had to ride the train every day despite their horrifying ordeal, but her 10-year-old is struggling. She said, “My daughter is fine right now. She commands “no, no, don’t go on the train” when there are too many people around.
As she did the day it happened, she makes an effort to console her daughter. “I tell them to be at ease. Mommy is here, I’ll look out for you, “She spoke. She doesn’t say much to her assailant. She said, “I don’t say anything to her.
Anyone with information on this event is asked to contact the Crime Stoppers Hotline of the NYPD at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or 1-888-57-PISTA for Spanish-speaking callers (74782). The general public can also provide their tips by visiting the Crime Stoppers website https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.