New York man arrested in subway attack says woman threatened him
NEW YORK — The man facing an assault charge in connection to an attack on a homeless woman on a New York City subway train claims she threatened him with a knife.
The New York Post reports the court-appointed attorney for Marc Gomez made the claims at the 36-year-old’s arraignment early Sunday in Bronx Criminal Court.
UPDATE: Marc Gomez, 36, of Yonkers, was arrested and charged with multiple counts of assault and harassment in the subway attack on 78-year-old woman.
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Gomez, of Yonkers, New York, had been arrested Saturday in connection to the March 10 encounter, which was caught on video.
The clip showed the 78-year-old woman being punched and kicked on a Bronx train around 3 a.m. She was treated for cuts, bleeding and swelling.
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Attorney Steven Mechanic says his client insists she threatened to stab him, and displayed some kind of sharp instrument.
Gomez was ordered to be held.