Video of the Bronx subway car has been widely shared online. It showed a tall man in glasses, a dark jacket and a knit head forcefully kicking the woman while she was aboard a train. Bystanders recording video of the attack yelled "ooohh, ahhhh, naahh" as the man hit the woman, but they did not interfere to stop him. It's unclear what happened before the attack or whether the two know each other.
After the attack, the woman appeared to wipe away tears as she quietly sat in a corner with cell phones pointing at her.
As the man walked past and outside the train, he shouted "WorldStar that!"
The attack happened on March 1
She was treated and released from the hospital and is getting the care, advocacy and support she needs, NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot F. Shea said.