A New York City subway slashing victim can be heard screaming for help and pursuing her own attacker as other riders appear to do nothing, the footage shows.
“Someone call 911!” The 28-year-old woman can be heard crying. “Pull the emergency brake!”
According to exclusive footage obtained by the New York Post, the straphanger with her bloodied leg pursued the slasher and recorded video of him walking casually away.
Around a dozen passengers can be seen staring at the woman entering the car but do not appear to offer any assistance. Local media reported that the Sunday afternoon attack on the subway was the third by the same attacker in just 20 minutes.
The woman’s name has been withheld. She was stabbed on the No.4 train heading southbound at 4:30 p.m. The 4 train was approaching the Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall Station at 4:30 pm.
She told ABC7 News that she was texting her boyfriend while on the train. “Some random man walked by me and sliced my face — I’m not sure what he did — and then walked off nonchalantly. My body was in shock. “I didn’t feel any pain at first.”
She said that despite the gash on her leg, her first instinct was still to record her attacker.
The police arrested Kemal Riderout, 28, for three counts of felony assailant after he allegedly slashed three women on Sunday. This included the woman who recorded the video which helped authorities identify him.
“She is a hero,” the woman’s mother told The Post on Wednesday after Rideout appeared in court and was ordered held without bail. “She picked herself up. She did well. She got up and dragged herself through the train with her wounds and got a shot of him.”
The most severely injured woman of the three required a tourniquet before being rushed to Bellevue Hospital. The photos are horrifying. A cut appears to show the bone.
The trauma left a permanent impression.
Her mother stated that “her mental state will never change.” “She’ll always look behind her back.” She needs to go see a psychologist. Her mental health is poor. She must speak out about it.”
Bianchelli Diplan, 19, was allegedly slashed by Rideout at 4:15 p.m. on the Upper East Side at the 86th Street station and Lexington Avenue as she walked the stairs.
Diplan stated, “I didn’t realize he was standing behind me at the stairs.” “I felt it.” “It felt like somebody cut me deeply.” “He stared back at me and then walked off.” “I just started crying.”
She required 19 stitches. Rideout is accused of cutting a woman’s arm with what looked like a glass piece. She required 48 stitches.
According to court documents, the serial slasher, who was captured after being kicked off of a city bus because he had not paid the fare, was arrested when police noticed that he wore the same shoes worn by the man featured in the slashing video.
The Post reported that Rideout had five previous convictions in New York for crimes such as attempted rape and assault, criminal mischief, and forcible touch.