Philadelphia Subway Attack: Watch Surveillance Video
Philadelphia, PA — Surveillance video has emerged of the woman who was viciously attacked and thrown onto subway tracks in what is being described as a random, unprovoked assault.
As The Inquisitrpreviously reported, a man approached the female victim while she was standing alone at the subway station platform located in Philadelphia’s Chinatown neighborhood on Tuesday afternoon. He asked the woman if she had a light for his cigarette before inexplicably launching into a violent physical assault.
According to ABC News, “the suspect grabs her ankles, dragging her across the platform, and tossing her on to the tracks, before casually reaching into her purse. Picked up her cell phone and strolled out of the station.”
The suspect in the attack has been identified as William Clark, 37, according to multiple news outlets. CBS News reports that police apprehended him near Philadelphia City Hall on Thursday afternoon after a manhunt, and he was charged with aggravated assault, theft, and related counts, and is being held on $2 million bail. He was reportedly found to be in possession of the stolen cellphone.
The suspect was identified by the distinctive jacket he wore during the assault. Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority (SEPTA) officials decided against releasing a description of the jacket during the manhunt to avoid compromising the investigation according to CBS News.
The victim, age 23, fortunately was able to climb back onto the platform to safety and suffered only minor injuries in in the subway attack in the SEPTA station.
Watch surveillance footage of the Philadelphia subway attack: