BEYOND BERGEN: Port Authority police arrested a 36-year-old Brooklyn fare-jumper who they said was nearly grabbed by two bystsanders — one of whom pulled out a dreadlock — after he punched a woman at a PATH station, fracturing her orbital bone.
Ibrahim King jumped the turnstiles at the 9th Street station in Manhattan, paced the platform and then punched the 21-year-old victim as they both headed out an exit around 3:40 a.m. Sunday, the Port Authority’s Steve Coleman told CLIFFVIEW PILOT .
Two men who were with her chased down and tackled King, but he broke free and took off, Coleman said.
“During the struggle, one of [his] dreadlocks was torn from his scalp,” he said.
The victim and one of her rescuers were treated at Belleview Hospital.
Using closed-circuit TV images obtained at the station, PAPD detectives issued an alert, then got a tip.
That led them to King’s grandmother’s house, where Coleman said they arrested him and seized a jacket that they said he was wearing the night of the incident.
King was charged with two counts of assault and theft of services for jumping the turnstile he said.
Ibrahim King (MUGSHOT: Courtesy PORT AUTHORITY PD)