Police took two girls into custody in connection to the beating of a 78-year-old woman who asked to sit down on the subway on Thursday.
Their disagreement began aboard a subway train when the victim asked one of the suspects to remove her feet from the train seats so that she could sit, police said to CBS2. An argument then began on the train.
Around 3:30 p.m., after the victim had exited the train and was on the southbound C platform at the Franklin Avenue station, the two girls approached her, according to police, and allegedly kicked and punched the woman in her face, head and body before fleeing from the station. The victim was transported to an area hospital in stable condition.
“It makes you upset. If you see them, I would tell. Because they don't have no right doing that,” one commuter said to NBC4. “What can she do to them? She can't hurt them.”
On Friday morning, one girl's mother brought her daughter to the police station where she was being questioned, ABC7 reported. The second girl was taken into custody later in the day.
Charges are pending against both girls, ABC7 added.
Anyone with information on this incident should call the NYPD Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS or, for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA. The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.NYPDcrimestoppers.com.