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Man arrested for pushing woman in front of oncoming train at Union Square subway station: police

Woman pushed onto subway tracks in Union Square
Posted at 9:33 AM, Nov 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-20 09:33:27-05

UNION SQUARE, Manhattan — Police said a man was arrested after allegedly pushing a woman onto subway tracks as a train was arriving at the Union Square station Thursday morning.

The NYPD said a call came in just before 8:30 a.m. for a woman shoved off the subway platform and onto the tracks of the No. 4, 5 and 6 subway lines.

Surveillance video shows the suspect waiting and then suddenly push the woman, 40, onto the tracks in front of the oncoming train.

The FDNY rushed to the scene and helped the victim off the tracks, while a New York City Transit platform controller subdued the suspect, holding him down until police arrived, authorities said.

The woman was taken to a nearby hospital and only suffered minor injuries, authorities said.

NYPD Chief of Transit Kathleen O'Reilly said on twitter that "charges are forthcoming and this case will be prosecuted to the fullest extent."

The incident caused delays and service impacts along the No. 4‌ and ‌5‌ train lines, the MTA said.