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Police arrest man who punched, spit on woman on E train

Posted at 12:57 PM, Sep 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-16 12:58:03-04

MANHATTAN – Police have arrested a man connected to an assault on the E train in Manhattan.

Abel Adames, 38, was charged with assault after he allegedly punched and spit on a woman at the 7th Avenue E train station Tuesday evening.

Adames got into an argument with the woman after she asked for moment to readjust herself after he sat down, police said.

A man is wanted in connected to an assault on the train Sept. 12, 2017, where he allegedly punched and spit on a woman after getting into an argument. (DCPI)

Before arriving at 7th Avenue, Adames allegedly spit on the back of her head, said police.

Upon arrival at the train station, both the victim and the man got off the train where the victim tried stopping the man by grabbing his backpack, according to police reports.

The Adames, then, allegedly punched her shoulder, spit on her face, and fled into the northbound E train, police said.

The victim suffered pain, but refused medical attention.