A woman dragged onto the subway tracks in Philadelphia sustained only minor injuries and was able to get up to safety before a train came. Police were able to track the alleged suspect because the brutal attack was caught on surveillance video.
On Thursday, police arrested William Clark, 36, and he is being charged with aggravated assault and robbery. A Jan. 18 ABC report says that after punching the woman, Clark stole the victim's cellphone then casually tossed her onto the subway tracks.
Police say Clark approached Alexis Wilson, asked her for a lighter, then grabbed her by the neck while punching her in the face several times before she was dragged and thrown onto the subway tracks. EPTA Police Chief Thomas Nestell told media sources,
"Thank God she wasn't knocked unconscious in that track area."
Police were able to confirm that Clark was indeed the attacker because he was wearing the same multicolored jacket that was seen in the surveillance video footage.
Police are looking for a motive but they think that the attacker could be mentally unstable.
This incident of a woman dragged onto the subway tracks is just one of several which have involved people being thrown onto Philadelphia and New York tracks.