News Accused subway assaulter arrested James Showell was arrested in connection with an assault that took place on the southbound R train platform at the 4th Avenue and 9th Street station. Photo Credit: NYPD By DAN RIVOLI firstname.lastname@example.org @danrivoli April 15, 2014 6:34 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Police Tuesday arrested a man who allegedly assaulted a 70-year-old woman last month on an R train platform in Brooklyn. James Showell, 54, of Bedford-Stuyvesant, was charged with assault for punching the woman while on a southbound platform of the 4th Avenue-9th Street train station on March 30 at 10:45 a.m.. There was no attempt to rob her and no statements were made before the seemingly random assault, an NYPD spokeswoman said. The woman was not hospitalized. By DAN RIVOLI email@example.com @danrivoli Dan covers transportation, politics and general assignment news for amNewYork. He is a Staten Island native who lives in Brooklyn. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.