Teen busted in dragging attack on NYC straphanger

A teen surrendered to cops after he and four pals allegedly dragged a woman by the neck off a Brooklyn subway bench in an unprovoked attack this week, authorities said early Thursday. 

The 16-year-old, who was not identified because of his age, turned himself in at the 78th Precinct Wednesday night in connection to the Sunday morning assault on a 25-year-old woman at the Grand Army Plaza station, cops said. 

He was charged with strangulation, according to cops.

The teen was charged with strangulation in connection to the early Sunday attack.

All five members of the crew fled on foot, cops said.
Police are still looking for four members of the crew.

The woman was sitting on the bench on the southbound No. 2 train platform around 12:45 a.m. when the crew approached her from behind, authorities said. 

The group surrounded the victim and dragged her by the neck off the bench without warning before fleeing, cops said. She was treated at the scene by EMS. 

The NYPD late Tuesday released surveillance photos showing the five suspects walking on the subway platform. The four others were still being sought Thursday.

Three of the suspects are shown on the subway platform in a surveillance image released by cops.
The 16-year-old turned himself in at the 78th Precinct Wednesday night.

The arrested teen has no prior arrests, cops said.