Two 19-year-olds were attacked on a NYC subway train by a group of several women wearing neon green bodysuits early Sunday morning.
Local news media dubbed the group the "Green Goblin Gang" after bystander footage of the assault went viral.
You can see a bystander's footage here in two parts:
ONLY IN NEW YORK:WOMEN IN NEON GREEN Before the Fistfight Times Square Subway Station Part 1youtu.be
NYC SUBWAY ATTACK: Women in Neon Green Bodysuits Assault Teens in Times Square @1:49 AM 10/2youtu.be
The two teens were beaten and thrown around on the train, then robbed of a handbag and a cellphone before the assailants escaped.
The mother of one of the victims told the New York Post on Monday the attack happened on her daughter's birthday.
"Yesterday was her birthday. This is how she spent her 19th birthday."
"I hope they get what they deserve and then some because it’s disgusting."
She said she was confused when her daughter first told her what happened.
"She said she was attacked by aliens, and I didn’t know what she was talking about."
She also described the series of events as it was told to her.
"They were just literally standing to get on the train. These wretched grown women came down the stairs being all loud. They went to get into the train, and one of them bumped [the friend]"
"My daughter was like, ‘Come on’ [to her friend], and they got on the other car."
"Then the women came on their car through the door between the cars. They attacked my daughter."
"There was a woman with red curly hair, and she was helping [the teen]."
"And there was a man who took his sweatshirt off and helped the girls. He got hit."
"My daughter, she had like five of the girls on her at one time. [She and her friend] were both punched in the face."
The victim is reportedly a student at a university in Florida where she studies business.
She was visiting family at home in Queens for the weekend when she was attacked.
"She was home from college. Now she’s getting chest X-rays and CAT scans."
"She was supposed to be back in school this morning, but [not now] because of her injuries from being stomped in the head by 10 grown-ass women."
Some on Twitter were quite concerned about public safety.
Several questioned what the mayor and law enforcement intended to do to ensure a similar incident wouldn't happen again.
Quite a few people made mixed comic book references, given the name assigned to the group of verdant assailants.
The other victim's mother also spoke to the New York Post on condition of anonymity.
"[Her daughter] was vomiting last night from the concussion, and we’re waiting to get a CAT scan of her head."
“There was a group of grown women who brutally attacked and robbed two young girls."
"There were zero words exchanged."
"They literally attacked them and then kept coming over and over and over again."
The assailants have not yet been identified or apprehended.