Shocking video shows 62-year-old man attacked at random on Manhattan subway train

Adam Warner
January 18, 2020 - 2:31 pm
62-year-old man attacked on subway

Yechiel Bruck


NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – Police are investigating an apparently random attack caught on video on a subway train that left a 62-year-old man with serious injuries.

Police arrested 23-year-old Justin Pena from the Bronx in the vicious attack aboard a Brooklyn-bound F train in downtown Manhattan on Thursday morning.

Reports say the victim is a retired postal worker with Alzheimer’s disease. In an interview with WCBS, he said he didn’t understand why he was targeted. “Somebody hurt me, hurt my head,” he said.

The incident, which was captured on cell phone video, left the victim with a giant gash on his head and he had to be treated at Bellevue Hospital.

The man who recorded the video can be seen pushing the train’s emergency button as he says, “This guy is tripping out here. He’s hurting people, fighting.” It appears the attacker is screaming erratically in the background during the assault.

Stunned straphangers chased the attacker out of the station at 23rd Street in Chelsea, but he was able to get away.

Police eventually nabbed Pena. He was given a desk appearance ticket and is back on the streets.

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