Brooklyn Man, 19, Arrested in Filmed Subway Attack

Tayari McClellan is charged with assault and harassment in the Nov. 8 assault caught on video

Wednesday, Nov 23, 2011  |  Updated 7:44 AM EDT
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NYPD released this video of a vicious beating of a 25-year-old man on a Queens-bound L train on Nov. 8. Police are searching for the suspects.

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NYPD released this video of a vicious beating of a 25-year-old man on a Queens-bound L train on Nov. 8. Police are searching for the suspects.

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Police have arrested a 19-year-old Brooklyn man in connection with a vicious subway beating that was caught on video, going viral online and drawing public outrage at the violence.

In the Nov. 8 attack, a 25-year-old man was seen on video being attacked by three other men on a Queens-bound L train at about 2 a.m.

The New York Post spoke with the victim about a week after the incident, and reported the man had been trying to stop the three assailants from harassing fellow riders.

"They were making noise and acting like they were mad about something," said the victim, identified by the paper as Daniel Endara, a student and security guard. "One of them spat on the floor and hit a woman in her late 40s."

“It seemed like he had no respect and no one else was going to do anything. So I told him to leave her alone and have some respect for people on the train.”

The attack was apparently filmed by female bystanders, who taunted the victim as he was getting beaten.

Police announced the arrest Tuesday of 19-year-old Tayari McClellan of Brooklyn. McClellan was charged with assault and harassment, police said.

The two other suspects seen on the video are still being sought.

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