Police Searching for Man Who Pushed Stranger Onto Subway Tracks

Victim was not hit by train, but was hurt in the unprovoked attack
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 24, 2022 2:15 AM CDT

The suspect is still on the loose in the latest disturbing incident involving a New York City subway platform. Police say a man standing on the Brooklyn platform suddenly, and with no provocation, charged at a man walking by and purposely pushed the second man onto the subway tracks. The victim was not hit by a train, but was injured in the attack, Fox News reports. The suspect then fled the scene, jumping a turnstile as he exited. Police released surveillance video and asked the public for help identifying him.

"It’s not like he had a confrontation with the person or they were arguing or anything. It was just a random shove. He just got shoved into the tracks," a transit worker who spoke to the 32-year-old victim tells the New York Post. The victim himself tells ABC 7, "People were told that I had no injuries, but I am laying in bed with a broken collarbone and my face is so swollen. And mentally I don't know how to even get through this." Just last week in the Bronx, a 26-year-old man was pushed onto subway tracks; witnesses managed to pull him to safety before he was struck by a train. The suspect in that attack was arrested and charged with attempted murder. (More New York City stories.)

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