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Man Spits on and Kicks 67-Year-Old Woman in Head on 2 Train, Police Say

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS — A man kicked a 67-year-old woman in the head and spit on her while the two were riding a 2 train near the Clark Street station, police and prosecutors said. 

The woman was riding the southbound train from Wall Street to Clark Street around 4:10 a.m. on March 16 when Shaquan Cummings, 23, who was sitting across from her, started talking to himself, the NYPD said.

Cummings then "suddenly" kicked her in the forehead and spit on her, police said. The victim tried to walk away from him, but he kept kicking at her, prosecutors said. 

Other passengers started yelling at Cummings to stop, so he walked away and got on the next train car, prosecutors said. 

The woman sustained redness and bruising on her head as a result of the attack, prosecutors said.

Police arrested Cummings and he was charged with assault, menacing, harassment and disorderly conduct, officials said.

He is currently being held on Riker's Island without bail and is due back in court on April 17, Department of Correction records show.

Cummings was arrested for trespassing in July 2015 and for theft of service in August 2016, records show.

He was arrested again in January of this year, but information on that arrest was not available, according to the DOC.

His lawyer did not immediately respond to a request for comment.