Suspect Arrested in Subway Station Attack

Police have made an arrest in the attack of a woman in the East Broadway subway station last month. 41-year old Ismael Acevedo was taken into custody and charged with assault and reckless endangerment, in connection with the February 4th incident.

The victim, LES resident Sabrina Scott, was punched and then fell onto the tracks as a Good Samaritan wrestled with her attacker. Fortunately, Derrick Oakes (the Good Samaritan) was able to pull Scott up before a train came along.

Police say Acevedo has no known address and is apparently homeless.


Surveillance Video Released in Subway Attack

You’re looking at a screen grab from surveillance video just released by the NYPD — as they step up efforts to catch the guy who assaulted a woman in the East Broadway subway station February 4th.  Sabrina Scott was chased by the suspect and then pushed onto the tracks during a scuffle between her attacker and good Samaritan Derrick Oates. The incident happened around 6 o’clock in the evening. See the full video after the jump.