NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A 79-year-old man preaching from the Bible on a subway was left beaten and bloodied by a woman who allegedly attacked him with a high heel shoe.

The violent attack was captured on video by riders on board a southbound 2-train nearing Times Square on Oct. 24.

Police sources tell CBS2 the unidentified woman walked up and confronted the elderly rider, began to scream and curse at the man, and then took her spiked stiletto heel and assaulted the 79-year-old.

The attack was so brutal it left the man with a gash in his head that took 30 stitches to close the wound. The 79-year-old man was left a bloody mess as fellow riders sat and watched the attack.

“He didn’t say anything to hurt anyone, he wasn’t even loud, you could barely hear him talk but this is what he got in return,” said Instagram user @f.u.n.m.i.k.e, who recorded the vicious assault and injuries suffered by the 79-year-old.

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😡😡😡 What a world we live in that some people see preaching the word of God as a threat to their lives.. This old man right here was just singing some gospel songs and sharing the word of God to people on the train, he didn’t say anything to hurt anyone, he wasn’t even loud, you could barely hear him talk but this is what he got in return from a transgendered Lady. Who hit him on the head with her heels 👠,threw his Bible away and no one didn't do anything to help but to look at this old man bleed. It's just so annoying because this old man was far away from Her….‍…..I was just so mad and I felt I needed to do something to help him because he was bleeding too much. He’s just an old man……. he doesn’t deserve this …Justice is needed. Please tag the right people who needs to see this ….🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼this old man needs justice because the lady got away 😡😡😡😡😡😡 see the next post to see how terrified this old man was 😢😢😢😢 🙏🏼🙏🏼 @abcnews @abcworldnewstonight @instablog9ja @tundeedut_news @cnn @theellenshow @frankrichboy @iamsteveharveytv @news12bx @train @tundeednut @officiallindaikeji @nytimes @@nypd @nypost @sonniebaduuk @tonyrapu @bishopjakes @shaunking #bekindbyellen #justice #mta #kindness #gospeltruth #newyork #newyorkcity #steveharvey #funmike #wordoftheday#tundeednut #instablog #newyorkcity #yabaleftonline

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The woman reportedly fled the subway after bloodying her victim and police are still looking for the attacker.

The injured rider was taken to NYU Hospital for treatment and later released.

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.

Comments (21)
  1. Sensei says:

    Another tolerant democrat voter!

  2. Tired Ofit says:

    For the love of everything sweet and holy can you PLEASE report the actual FACTS and not play this stupid game? That was a MAN beating up on an older man. If you are too scared to say that then at least call him a TRANSGENDER WOMAN not a woman. This is offensive, not only to women everywhere but also to anyone who does not wish to have compelled speech and Orwellian distortion of reality shoved down their throats. This is not Canada. We are not required by law to call a man a woman just because he is wearing a wig. You should be ashamed of this reporting.

  3. RMann says:

    That was not a woman. It was a man trying to be a woman. Sick people make for sick actions.

  4. Deb says:

    So basically it was a young man beating on an older man..ugh. Hope HE gets caught and they put him away so he can’t harm anyone else.

  5. rencalJim says:

    Cbernaut You dont like what i say in public and feel the need to cut me (or hurt me) and you think that is ok……bring it on big guy……pretty brave behind your keyboard,,,,,

    This is an older man and she committed a felony (rule of law) Now I also have a problem with the idiots putting this on video and not stopping her nonsense

  6. Dottie says:

    The incident and some of the contents are downright disturbing. What have we become that someone would beat up an elderly man and then people condone it in this comment section. This is not of the world I live in.

  7. Mjay says:

    I don’t care what he calls himself, transgender, etc he’s still a man attacking a man! What’s wrong with those people?!?!

  8. Len Hanley says:

    What a bitch. This woman was probably demon possessed.

  9. JOHN says:

    ALSO THIS WAS PRE MEDITATED…. IT ALREADY HAD ITS SHOE OFF WHEN IT APPROACHED THE VICTIM

  10. adam smith says:

    Of course she fled: coward. And shame on people for videotaping and not stopping this from happening.

  11. Sharon Eure says:

    She was a chicken for running. Hope they find her and wrap her long red wig around her throat. Hope the man will be ok. Throw her in jail for a couple years.

  12. Jon Barry says:

    Man didn’t deserve to be beaten, it was a crime. I can understand why someone would be annoyed by this, but the proper response would be to just tell him to shut up and not beat him.

  13. cbernaut says:

    I’m sorry but if you start spouting offensive language in public, and yes, preaching damnation and hellfire based nonsense can be very offensive, you should expect confrontation.

    Obviously god couldn’t be bothered to protect one of his most ardent flock; wonder why?

    1. Beverly Gorman says:

      So, you make this statement or any other one that someone does not like, in public, and someone is offended by it, it is okay for anyone to beat the crap out of you. Good to know how the rules work in your world! So, I am not a sports fan, and you start to discuss the game, you are fair game to be assaulted. Let the games begin!

      1. Christine M GradyMiller says:

        Good analogy Beverly. Thank you for your astute assessment! What a sick world we live in!

    2. NO he DIDN’T deserve to get that kind of confrontation!! On occasions I take mass transit and there are riders who preach and while it CAN get a bit on the annoying side, beating them ISN’T the right and proper approach. Most if not all passengers tune them out. She COULD’VE done the same!!

    3. adam smith says:

      You sound like an idiot and a coward. Beat up many elderly people, tough guy?

    4. Sean says:

      Jesus said they will persecute those who preach. He said if they persecuted him they will persecute you. Paul and Peter both said it is a blessing to be persecuted and not be surprised but count it as joy that you have been found worthy to suffer for His namesake. God promises life everlasting when Christ returns but nothing in this fallen world. The purpose of the kingdom years of Israel when God interacted directly with Israel that first man could not keep God’s law on his own and man will still rebel in God’s presence even when God directly protected you. Christ came and died in our place for our sinful nature and declaring belief openly in Him through faith gives the blessed hope of a future with God forever.

      1. Right Sean, “And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God.
        For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;…” Philippians 1:28,29.

    5. Word of Advice says:

      “And so I tell you, every kind of sin and slander can be forgiven, but blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven.”

    6. Philip Damon says:

      Really? I find what you just said to be offensive. So can I beat the crap out of you too?

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