ANOTHER BRUTAL SUBWAY ATTACK Woman beaten and thrown onto train tracks January 18, 2013
Still image from video showing man dragging woman by her feet toward subway train tracks. Moments later he threw the woman onto the tracks. CLICK TO ENLARGE
(NATIONAL) -- The dangers of just waiting for a train in a public subway system were in the spotlight once again Thursday when a woman was brutally attacked and thrown onto the train tracks in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia police say they have since arrested the male suspect, 36, caught on surveillance video attacking and dragging a woman across a train station platform before throwing her onto the tracks.
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) arrested William Clark at about 2:30 p.m. Thursday, some 48 hours after he allegedly attacked the 23-year-old woman on a subway platform in the Chinatown section of Philadelphia.
The woman, Alexis Wilson luckily escaped the assault with minor injuries.
Police said the video shows Clark walked up to Wilson, who was sitting and waiting for a train Tuesday about 3:20 p.m. and Clark asked her for a lighter, which she gave to him.
After waiting a few seconds, Clark allegedly grabbed her by the neck and repeatedly punched Wilson in the face and then started to drag Wilson by her feet across the train station platform toward the tracks and then threw her onto the tracks.
Then, police said the suspect casually walked back to the bench where the woman had been sitting and grabbed her cell phone.
Wilson was able to climb back up on the train platform.