Police: Man Tells Victim, ‘I’m Going to Push You,’ Then Shoves Her onto Subway Tracks

New York Subway
AP/Mark Lennihan

A man approached a woman standing on a New York City subway platform and pushed her onto the tracks Tuesday evening, police said.

Authorities say the 49-year-old victim stood on the platform of an East Village subway station around 9 p.m. when the suspect, estimated to be in his twenties, shoved her onto the tracks without warning, NBC New York reported.

Several witnesses pulled her off the tracks before any trains approached the station. They took her to a nearby bench before she was taken to the hospital to receive medical attention.

She suffered a cut to her head and is in serious but stable condition at Bellevue Hospital.

Police say the suspect, who is still at large, told the victim, “I’m going to push you,” then shoved the woman onto the tracks.

New York City commuters regularly face the danger of being pushed onto the subway tracks. In February, a 16-year-old girl was pushed onto the subway tracks after a group of teenagers robbed her. A good Samaritan rescued her from the tracks before any trains pulled into the station.

In December, a man was arrested for allegedly attempting to push a bystander onto the subway tracks while yelling, “I hate white people.”


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