On a subway train in the Bronx, an unnamed woman was shown on a cellphone camera hitting a mother and her 10-year-old daughter repeatedly while other bystanders nearby did nothing to rescue them.
What are the details?
The 36-year-old mother and her daughter were on their way from school and standing in a crowded train.
According to police, the man then started striking them in the face and mouth. Police claim that a passenger’s camera captures the woman punching the mother and daughter with a closed fist.
The mother, who did not want her identity revealed, said that she is unsure of what provoked the attack.
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“She no say nothing to me, just she punch the head like crazy. Boom boom boom. No say nothing to me,” the mother said, She later added that others on the train saw the attack take place but failed to help them.
The mother added that she didn’t consider fighting back as her only mission was to shield her girl from the stranger’s fists.
“Just like make the hug and say, ‘No worries, mommy is here, I protect you, no worry,'” the mother added to WNBC.
What happened next?
The attacker — described as a woman in her 40s, about 5 feet 8 inches tall with short black hair, and last seen wearing a black jacket and black sunglasses — soon exited the train and ran off. Police are still searching for her.
The mother and daughter were taken to a hospital where they were treated for their injuries. But the emotional fallout continues, as the mom stated her little girl is still scared when she sees crowds.