NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police have arrested a man accused of violently attacking three seniors on a Manhattan bus Wednesday.
Police say 38-year-old suspect Obed Sowah got into an argument with the three older women on board the M101 bus near 87th Street and Third Avenue.
The argument quickly turned physical with the man allegedly assaulting all three passengers – who are 62, 68, and 75 years-old – around 1 p.m.
Police say the attacker gave one woman a bloody nose, choked and knocked another to the ground, and punch the third woman in the face.
“Three older adults were attacked on an Upper East Side bus. We must work together to prevent violence against older adults,” The New York City Department for the Aging said Wednesday in a tweet.
All three women were reportedly treated for minor injuries.
“Scares me to death I lived here over 40 years and nothing like this has ever happened and I always thought buses are safer than subways… not now,” one of the women said, speaking exclusively to CBS2.
Anyone with information is asked to call NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or 1-888-57-PISTA (74782) for Spanish. You can also submit a tip via the Crime Stoppers website, by Tweeting @NYPDTips or by texting a tip to 274637.