Suspect in fatal subway shoving in custody

Posted at 5:30 PM, Dec 28, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-29 13:54:22-05

Police have released a sketch of the woman they say shoved a man to his death under a No. 7 train.

UPDATED: The woman suspected of pushing a man to his death at  a Queens subway station is in custody and has made statements implicating herself in the crime, according to reports.

No charges have yet been filed.

46-year-old Sunando Sen was fatally shoved off an elevated platform Thursday night, and into the path of an oncoming 7-train.

Detectives spent Friday night showing that video to commuters outside the 40th street station along Queens Boulevard.

After watching the video with an NYPD detective, commuter Francisco Velez told Pix11, “I think that she was probably just crazy. I’m trying to see if I can manage to see her face, but I really can’t.”

Adding to commuters’ worries is that Police Commissioner Ray Kelly says at this point it appears Sen didn’t even know the woman who pushed him to his death — and never saw her coming.

“We believe he was looking around the corner”, said Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.

The female suspect was described as short, about 5-feet, 5-inches, heavyset, and Hispanic.

Police say several eyewitnesses recall her sitting on a bench and mumbling to herself before she suddenly got up, ran toward Sen…and pushed him in front of the train.

“Insane. I’m thinking maybe she’s not all well, mentally. I went on the train this morning, I was against the wall, I didn’t even want to move,” said commuter Carmen Suarez.  “It’s scary.”

The victim’s roommate told Pix11 that Sen — a graphic designer who immigrated from Bangladesh and opened an Upper West Side print and copy shop — had hopes of finding his bride here in the US.

M.D. Kahn told Pix11, “This is really sad, it’s breaking my heart because he’s so nice and a gentle person.”