A man who was caught on security video kicking a woman down a Brooklyn subway escalator has been arrested at his home this Friday, the New York Daily News reports.
Bradley Hill, 32, didn’t talk to reporters as he was led out of the NYPD Transit Bureau station in Coney Island, according to the Daily News. He has been charged with assault and attempted assault.
The victim was a 30-year-old mother who was riding up the escalator at the Atlantic Ave-Barclays Center station on Sept. 9.
The incident unfolded when Hill allegedly brushed past the woman on the escalator, prompting her to tell him that he should have said “excuse me.”
“I did,” Hill reportedly said before kicking the woman in the chest, sending her careening down the escalator. He then ran away. The woman suffered cuts and bruises to her back, arms and legs but refused medical attention at the scene, the Daily News reports.
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“I said, ‘Say excuse me.’ Just those three words,” the woman told the Daily News. “And then I looked the other way. He aggressively responded, ‘I did say excuse me.’ And boom, he automatically kicked me in the chest. Oh my God, it was from the top of the escalator at Barclay Center all the way to the bottom.”
“This was more than stairs. Escalators are spiky and moving,” she said. “They’re bigger and sharp. All over my body. I’m covered like I was clawed by a tiger.”
“I’ve never seen him before, and I hope he’s never seen me before,” she added. “And I hope I never see him again.”
Police say Hill does not have a criminal record.
Watch the video below, via the New York Post: