NYC Man Caught on Video Kicking Woman Down Subway Escalator Arrested, Says Police

Police have arrested a man who they believe assaulted a woman at a subway station in Brooklyn, New York, earlier this month.

A video of the assault, which was posted online by the New York Police Department (NYPD), shows the man allegedly kicking a woman down the escalator.

In the footage, the man climbs up an escalator at the Atlantic Ave-Barclays Center Station, passing the woman. He then turns around, looks at the woman, and kicks her in the chest, causing her to fall to the bottom of the escalator.

In addition to capturing the assault, police also released video of the suspect walking through the subway turnstile, although the lower part of his face is covered by a mask.

NYC Man Arrested for Subway Assault
Police said Friday that they arrested a man who they believe kicked a woman down an escalator at a subway station on September 9. Above, an NYPD sergeant removes his mask during a daily briefing in the Union Square subway station amid the coronavirus pandemic on May 6, 2020 in New York City. Getty Images/Alexi Rosenfeld

The NYPD confirmed in an email to Newsweek that Bradley Hill, 32, of Brooklyn, was arrested Friday and charged with assault and attempted assault in connection with the incident.

"ARRESTED," New York Police Department Commissioner Dermot Shea tweeted on Friday evening while also retweeting the video of the assault.

"Thanks to your @NYPDDetectives, the suspect in this assault has been taken into custody. My thanks to everyone involved for their diligent work during this investigation," Shea added.


Thanks to your @NYPDDetectives, the suspect in this assault has been taken into custody.

My thanks to everyone involved for their diligent work during this investigation.

— Commissioner Shea (@NYPDShea) September 17, 2021

The NYPD previously told Newsweek that the 32-year-old woman who was assaulted "suffered cuts and bruises to her back, arms, legs, right knee and right thigh and trauma to her left ankle." Police put out a call for information about the incident on September 13.

The victim of the assault detailed the incident to NBC New York.

"There was someone that brushed past me, like pushed me to the side and it was this guy and I told him real quick, 'say excuse me,'" the woman, who wasn't identified, told the news station.

"I'm lucky I'm not dead or unconscious but it could happen to somebody that runs into him," she added.

Last week, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced it had installed cameras in every city subway station in an effort to reduce crime.

"If you are a criminal who preys on those who use our system, you will have your image captured and be put on the express track to justice," MTA Chief Safety Officer Pat Warren said.

"The image will be delivered to the police, and the police will use it to find you. The NYPD has been aggressively investigating every crime in the subway, which is why crime is way down this year," he added.