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DA: Man Laid in Wait Before Pushing Stranger Into Train

Transient charged with murder in BART attack on woman, 74

(Newser) - A homeless man in San Francisco has been charged with murder after allegedly pushing a stranger into a moving train. Police say Trevor Belmont, 49, approached 74-year-old Corazon Dandan as a train was arriving at the Powell Street Bay Area Rapid Transit station around 11pm on Monday. Dandan was then...

NYC Subway Rider Is Fatally Pushed Onto Tracks

24-year-old suspect charged with murder

(Newser) - A New York City subway rider was pushed onto the tracks and killed by a train, reports the AP , the latest in a string of violent episodes in the city's transit system that have prompted officials to beef up policing in the subway system. The shoving victim, who hasn'...

No Charges in 'Deeply Upsetting' Subway Shooting

NYC prosecutors say man acted in self-defense when he grabbed another man's gun, fired

(Newser) - There won't be charges against a man who shot another on a New York City subway train. Although the Thursday shooting was "deeply upsetting," "evidence of self-defense precludes us from filing any criminal charges against the shooter," Oren Yaniv, a rep for the Brooklyn District...

National Guard Deployed to New York Subways

They'll patrol, check bags amid spate of violent incidents

(Newser) - New York's governor is deploying the National Guard to New York City's subways. Gov. Kathy Hochul said Wednesday that 750 members of the state's National Guard will start patrolling stations amid a spate of violent crimes, reports the New York Times . They'll join an additional force...

Human Leg Found on NYC Subway Track
Gruesome Subway
Mystery May Be Solved

Gruesome Subway Mystery May Be Solved

Severed leg found on tracks may be that of man who was killed by train days earlier

(Newser) - The disturbing mystery of a severed leg found on subway tracks in the Bronx may have been solved. Police sources tell the New York Post and PIX11 that investigators believe the leg is that of a man who was fatally hit by a train at the Spring Street subway station...

Grandfather Killed Trying to Break Up Subway Fight

Brooklyn man 'always wanted peace,' his family says

(Newser) - As Richard Henderson rode a No. 3 train home to Brooklyn Sunday night, he tried to intervene in a fight on the subway car and ended up dead. The 45-year-old was fatally shot just three stops before he would have gotten off, the New York Times reports. "He got...

More Than 20 Hurt in NYC Subway Collision, Derailment

Service was majorly disrupted across Manhattan

(Newser) - A New York City subway train derailed Thursday after colliding with another train at low speed, leaving more than 20 people with minor injuries and causing major service disruptions across Manhattan during the afternoon rush hour, authorities said. At about 3pm on the Upper West Side, a 1 train carrying...

Beijing Subway Crash Injures More Than 500

102 people were hospitalized with broken bones, authorities say

(Newser) - Two subway trains collided in heavy snow in Beijing, sending 515 people to the hospital, including 102 with broken bones, authorities said Friday. The accident occurred Thursday evening in Beijing's mountainous west on an above-ground portion of the sprawling subway system's Changping line, the AP reports. Slippery tracks...

Man Shoves Woman Onto NYC Subway Tracks

A suspect is still being sought in the incident, which left the woman in critical condition

(Newser) - Another apparently random attack on a New York City subway platform left a 30-year-old woman in critical condition Wednesday. She was at the 53rd Street/Fifth Avenue station around noon when a man, who witnesses say was talking to himself, suddenly pushed her against a train that was leaving the station....

Rogue Chicken Halts City's Subway Service

Mexico City Metro workers scrambled to capture bird

(Newser) - Service was temporarily halted on a line of Mexico City's subway system after a chicken got loose on the tracks. Video distributed by the city’s Metro system showed the electricity cut off at a station near the city’s center on Sunday. The video showed maintenance personnel and...

Neely's Family Not Happy With Manslaughter Charge

They say Daniel Penny should see murder charges after fatal chokehold on NYC subway

(Newser) - A Marine veteran who put a fellow New York City subway rider into a fatal chokehold earlier this month was arraigned Friday morning and charged with second-degree manslaughter, a felony. Per the Washington Post , 24-year-old Daniel Penny surrendered at Manhattan Criminal Court at the request of the Manhattan district attorney'...

Man Dies in Freak Accident in NYC Subway

He was reportedly running for the train, didn't make it

(Newser) - The latest tragedy to occur in the New York City subway wasn't a crime but rather a horrible accident. The New York Daily News reports it involves a 20-year-old man who was on the Upper West Side trying to board a southbound train at the 59th Street Columbus Circle...

Police Searching for Man Who Pushed Stranger Onto Subway Tracks

Victim was not hit by train, but was hurt in the unprovoked attack

(Newser) - 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...

Daring Rescue Rewarded: 'We Need More Anthonys in the World'

Chicago man Anthony Perry, 20, pulled a man off electrified rail at subway station

(Newser) - A Chicago man who jumped onto train tracks to rescue someone who'd fallen onto an electrified rail at an L station earned more than praise for his heroic act: He's also been given a car. Anthony Perry, 20, was surprised this week with a 2009 Audi A8 from...

Cops Seek Man in Connection With NYC Subway Murder
Suspect in NYC Subway
Killing Gives Himself Up

Suspect in NYC Subway Killing Gives Himself Up

Andrew Abdullah, 25, surrendered on Tuesday

(Newser) - Updated: The man wanted in a seemingly unprovoked fatal shooting on a New York City subway turned himself in to police on Tuesday. WABC reports Andrew Abdullah, 25, surrendered to police at a Manhattan precinct after his Brooklyn-based pastor first went to the Fifth Precinct and "worked out the...

Man Fatally Shot on NYC Subway in Unprovoked Attack

Sunday shooting appears to be random, police say

(Newser) - As a 48-year-old man was seated in the last car of a subway en route from Brooklyn to Manhattan Sunday morning, he was fatally shot by another subway rider in what appears to have been a random attack. Witnesses told police that as the train crossed the Manhattan Bridge, the...

Girl Sheltering in Kyiv Subway: 'We Just Have to Put Up With It'

15K people are said to be hunkered down there

(Newser) - Blankets, clothing, and suitcases line the corridor. In one corner, a woman reads a book to a group of curious-looking children, per CNN . Some distance off, a man reads his own book in solitude in a subway train. There's an occasional bark or meow. This is the new normal...

Cops: Subway Attacker Smeared Feces on Woman
NYPD Arrests Suspect
in Subway Poop Attack

NYPD Arrests Suspect in Subway Poop Attack

Frank Abrokwa is accused of smearing feces on stranger in Bronx station

(Newser) - Update: Police say they've arrested a man suspected of smearing human feces in the face of a woman in the New York City subway. Frank Abrokwa, 37, arrested Monday, is now charged with forcible touching, menacing, disorderly conduct, and harassment, WNYW reports. He was apparently a stranger to the...

Woman Narrowly Survives Push Onto Subway Tracks
After Subway Push, Driver
Stops With Inches to Spare
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After Subway Push, Driver Stops With Inches to Spare

Suspect was seen pushing woman onto tracks at Brussels metro station

(Newser) - A day before a woman was shoved to her death at a subway station in New York, a woman in Belgium had a very narrow escape. Video from the Rogier metro station in Brussels Friday shows a young man pushing a woman onto the tracks moments before a train arrives....

Man's Attempt to Jump NYC Subway Turnstile Kills Him

Police say the 28-year-old landed on his head, breaking his neck

(Newser) - A cautionary tale out of New York City, where police say a 28-year-old man's attempt to avoid paying subway fare ended up killing him. The New York Post reports the man allegedly jumped the subway turnstile at the Forest Hills-71st Avenue station in Queens around 6:45am Sunday but...

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