A homeless man attacked a passenger in the subway and severely beat her: this is not his first crime
A homeless criminal has been charged in connection with the horrific attack on a woman at a subway station in Queens. The incident was recorded by a surveillance camera, Fox5 New York.
NYPD arrested Waheed Foster, 41, in connection with the attack last week at Howard Beach Station - JFK.
The attack took place around 5:15 am on September 20, 2022. Police say the 33-year-old woman was on an A train heading north. The man tried to strike up a conversation with her. She ignored him as she got off the train at the Howard Beach stop.
Foster followed her off the train, grabbed her and threw her against the wall. And then he started punching and kicking as she fell to the ground. Another man approached and tried to intervene, but ran away after being threatened.
Surveillance video footage of the incident then shows the woman being kicked several times in the body.
An ambulance took her to a hospital in Jamaica for treatment. As a result of the attack, the victim received a serious eye injury.
In 1995, Foster was arrested at the age of 14 for the murder of his 82-year-old grandmother in Flatbush, Brooklyn. He got into an argument over money and started hitting her. She died on the couch shortly after the attack.
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In 2010, police arrested him for stabbing a 50-year-old woman at a psychiatric center in Queens Village. As a result of the attack, the woman was left permanently disfigured. Foster was released on parole last year for the incident.
The NYPD arrested him in August for petty theft. The next day, but already for criminal hooliganism.
Legal aid represents Foster. He is kept at Rikers Island. On October 6, 2022, he is due to appear in court.