Man arrested in Bronx subway attack says woman threatened him 03/24/2019 2:08 pm PDT Comments WPIX / NYPD via WPIX NEW YORK (WPIX) -- The man facing an assault charge in connection to an attack on a homeless woman on a New York City subway train claims she threatened him with a knife. The New York Post reports the court-appointed attorney for Marc Gomez made the claims at the 36-year-old's arraignment early Sunday in Bronx Criminal Court. Gomez, of Yonkers, New York, had been arrested Saturday in connection to the March 10 encounter, which was caught on video. The clip showed the 78-year-old woman being punched and kicked on a Bronx train around 3 a.m. She was treated for cuts, bleeding and swelling. Attorney Steven Mechanic says his client insists she threatened to stab him, and displayed some kind of sharp instrument. MORE: Man arrested in Bronx subway attack says woman threatened him - WPIX #Bronx #NewYork #NewYorkCity #Thebronx #WPIX Related Stories Man charged after kicking woman, 78, in face on subway: police Woman, 78, kicked in the face multiple times on subway in the Bronx: police Man arrested after kicking woman, 78, in face on subway Waiting for your permission to load facebook comments.