Harrowing Surveillance Footage Shows Woman Getting Punched, Dragged, and Thrown Onto Subway Tracks in Philadelphia

A man was arrested yesterday and charged in connection with a horrifying assault on a subway passenger in Philadelphia.

Disturbing footage of the Tuesday afternoon attack was captured by surveillance cameras inside the Chinatown SEPTA station, and ultimately led to the man's arrest two days later.

Harrowing Surveillance Footage Shows Woman Getting Punched, Dragged, and Thrown Onto Subway Tracks in PhiladelphiaS

In the video, the attacker can be seen asking a woman for a lighter before suddenly erupting in a barrage of punches. The assailant attempts to choke the victim, then grabs her leg and drags her over to the edge of the platform, tossing her over.

He then grabs the victim's cell phone and leaves the station.

Happily, the 23-year-old woman emerged from the violence relatively unscathed, with only minor injuries to her head and face.

Following a city-wide pursuit, police apprehended 36-year-old William Clark and charged him with aggravated assault and robbery.

Clark, whose "Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resorts" jacket helped police identify him as the suspect, had a substantial rap sheet which includes priors for burglary, theft, and carjacking.

[screengrab via MyFoxPhilly, mug shot via NBC Philly]