Police arrested a man suspected of attacking a 54-year-old woman while aboard a subway train in Brooklyn, bashing her head against a metal pole and then tossing her to the floor, apparently because she criticized him for hitting his child.
Jasner Jimenez was arrested Friday for allegedly participating in the confrontation on a Manhattan-bound L train last month, which police say began with the two arguing.
According to Gothamist, the woman saw the suspect "beating his child in front of me" and asked him to "please" stop. The suspect started cursing at her, the woman said in an e-mail to the website, and then went back to hitting his child.
When the train pulled into the Lorimer Street stop in Williamsburg, police say the woman got off and moved to a different car, Jimenez allegedly followed her onto the second car and proceeded to attack her, police said. Then he got off the train.
The victim was treated for a bruised arm and swelling to the head. She told Gothamist in an e-mail that two men on the train stopped the suspect from beating her further.
Information on a lawyer for Jimenez was not immediately available.