Police arrest man over alleged assault on 3 women in New Orleans

Police in New York arrested a man Thursday over the alleged assault of three women on a subway train in New Jersey.

The man was charged with aggravated assault, a felony.

A spokesperson for the New York City Police Department said the assault occurred during the April 19, 2019, trip to Manhattan from Hoboken, New Jersey, to New York.

A witness told police that the man hit the woman in the head with a box cutter and threw a beer bottle at her, the spokesperson said.

She also said he struck her in the face, neck and arms.

“The suspect is in custody and will appear in court on Thursday,” said spokesperson Toney Armstrong.

The alleged assault took place on the Blue Line train, which stops in Manhattan’s Financial District, about 25 minutes before the woman boarded the train, according to police.

The woman and the man were not hurt in the assault, Armstrong said.

“It appears to be a domestic dispute,” Armstrong said of the incident.

The city’s public transit system suspended service on Thursday.

The Metropolitan Transit Authority said it is investigating.

The Blue Line is the busiest subway line in the U.S. and serves the entire metropolitan area.