UPDATE 1/2/2020, 9:50 p.m. ET: Footage which appears to show the same woman who was carried away by Sonny Alloway has surfaced. The clip shows her confronting Alloway.
#TSRUpdatez: Whew! It looks like the woman who appeared to be in the viral video of a failed abduction attempt on a train in the Bronx caught up with the alleged suspect 👀👀 He maintains he’s innocent. (📹: @ar16bx)
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In an interview with New York Daily News, Alloway said that it was all a misunderstanding. He claims that he was trying to protect the girl from her abusive boyfriend. "So I’m sitting there now,” told the publication. “I’m confused. I’m like ‘What the hell is going on?’ Why is this girl screaming ‘Help! Help! Help!’ when she just said she wanted to get off of this train?" He continued, "So I just let it go.”
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On Monday, police arrested 48-year-old Sonny Alloway in the Bronx. Alloway is accused of being the subject of a now-viral video. In the clip that was taken around 2:30 a.m. on Monday, Alloway is seen looking at a sleeping woman on the train. As the train pulls into the Morrison Avenue-Soundview station, Alloway grabs the woman and carries her off the train. He attempts to hold her against her will but the woman was able to free herself and run back on to the train.
The clip began circulating online, leading to citizens taking matters into their own hands. According to the New York Daily News, the police found Alloway in a Bronx deli where he was trying to escape a vicious attack. In another video, several men are seen beating Alloway and accusing him of being a rapist.
Following the attack, Alloway was transported to a local hospital for treatment before being taken into custody. The woman from the train's identity has yet to be revealed.