A New York City subway passenger has cried out for help after being violently punched by a man on the train while fellow passengers did nothing, footage shows.
The attack, which left the woman with blood streaming down her leg and requiring an emergency tourniquet to stem the bleeding, took place on the Lexington Avenue line around 4.15pm on Sunday.
The woman, 28, tried to film her attacker as he nonchalantly walked through the car after Wednesday’s attack on three women.
The alleged assailant, Kemal Rideout, 28, was arrested on Tuesday and indicted on Wednesday for violently attacking three women minutes apart at Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall and 86th Street stations on Father’s Day.
The victim in the video can be heard shouting “Call 911!” Someone calls 911′ and ‘pulls the emergency brake! Pull the emergency brake!’ but the seated passengers simply stared in her direction, dumbfounded.
Kemal Rideout, 28, was arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court on Wednesday after allegedly cutting three women on the subway on Father’s Day
A victim who recorded the suspect walking calmly on the train needed multiple stitches in his leg
The video scrolls down to show the gaping wounds on his leg and blood pouring onto the subway floor.
The victim seen in the footage, who remained anonymous, told ABC News: “I was on the train, texting my boyfriend”, when “A random guy walked past me and sliced me – I don’t know what he used – and walked away nonchalantly. My body was in shock. I didn’t feel the pain right away.
“My first instinct was to take a video of him and then look down and see the blood flowing,” she added.
The woman, who was the most seriously injured of the victims, needed a tourniquet to close the deep wound before being rushed to Bellevue Hospital.
“He was slowly walking away. He walked nonchalantly. He didn’t run. He paid no attention to himself. You could see him walk through the door. He was at the end of the door. He looked back. He saw my daughter filming. He walked by and closed the door,’ the woman’s mother told the New York Post.
“His mental state will never be the same again.”
The first victim, Bianchelly Diplan, 19, was exiting the 86th Street train station on her way to Paris Baguette to pick up a cake when she felt the back of her leg cut so badly she needed to 19 stitches, as she became one of many New Yorkers to suffer random gashes.
“I noticed he was looking at me,” she told the New York Post. ‘He was looking at me [from 125th Street] to 86th Street, so a good four or five minutes.
Rideout was accused of cutting off three women at Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall and 86th Street stations on Father’s Day. He has been charged with three counts of felony assault and is being held without bond at Rikers
The first victim, Bianchelly Diplan, 19 (pictured), was exiting the 86th Street train station on her way to Paris Baguette for a cake when she felt the back of her leg cut so badly that she felt needed 19 stitches.
“I just felt a little weird, a little tense. He seemed a little off. Just the way he walked, his body language was off. Do you know when you have this feeling? He looked gone.
The teenager said she came face to face with her attacker after he cut her and ‘he just looked at me and then walked away’.
“I just started crying. I was shocked. He said nothing. He came back down the stairs and I could see he was walking on the platform,’ she told the outlet.
Another woman, 48, was lacerated in her right leg at the same station on the platform before Rideout rushed the 4 train downtown around 4:15 p.m.
Fifteen minutes later, Rideout allegedly attacked a 28-year-old victim at the Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall station, police said.
The woman who shot the footage was the third victim.
Rideout was finally apprehended near a bus stop in Harlem on Tuesday. Cops spotted him after recognizing his shoes and he was carrying a bag with the outfit he wore on the train on Sunday.
Transit Chief Michael Kemper told a news conference he was “proud” of his officers and “depressed” by the incident.
MTA CEO Janno Lieber praised the police for catching Rideout, saying, “It’s a great comfort to our passengers and everyone in our area to know that the NYPD has the backs of the subway riders. .”
The career criminal had four out-of-town histories prior to Sunday’s trio of attacks.
“For forcible touching in Norwich in 2016, for assault again in Norwich in 2012, for attempted rape in Varick, New York, and 2011 for criminal mischief in Riverhead,” Chief of Detectives James Essig told a conference Press.
Rideout is being held on Riker’s Island without bond.