Man caught on CCTV ‘kicking woman down subway station escalator’ arrested

Police have made an arrest following a sickening attack inside a subway station where a man shoved a woman down an escalator.

The assault was caught on camera at Brooklyn subway station in New York City, shortly after the victim allegedly said "excuse me" when he walked past her.

The man turned around and kicked her down the flight of steps on the escalator.

After four days of investigation, police picked up Bradley K Hill, 32, in connection with the assault at the Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center station.

Footage shows Hill, who wears a smart dark suit, a blue shirt, face mask and freshly-buzzed hair, walking out of a building with the investigators.

Hill was charged with assault and attempted assault.

The 32-year-old victim, who doesn't want her name disclosed, said they got into an argument before the suspect lashed out at her.

"He just kicked me out of nowhere," she said. "And I just came tumbling down the escalator, past everyone, all the way to the bottom floor.

"Say 'excuse me,' that's the New York way,' and that was it.

"And then out of nowhere, he felt the need to have to kick me down the stairs.

"You know, as if I had the audacity to address him and tell him and say, 'Excuse me,' at that moment. He felt like he just had to kick me down."

The victim suffered cuts and bruises but was not seriously hurt, however the incident left her traumatised.

Commissioner Dermot Shea of the New York Police Department tweeted yesterday: "Thanks to your New York Police Department Detectives, the suspect in this assault has been taken into custody.

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

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