Man violently shoves stranger onto subway tracks, prompting NYPD search: video
NYPD They are looking for a man accused of forcibly pushing a stranger onto the rails of a Brooklyn subway.
The Certified attack It happened at 2:40 p.m. Friday afternoon at Wyckoff and Myrtle subway stations.
Police say an unidentified man was standing on the northbound sidewalk and, without being provoked, deliberately charged a 32-year-old man who was walking next to him, showing him on the subway tracks. The train did not hit the victim, but he sustained physical injuries as a result of this assault.
“He was shocked by what happened to him,” a transit worker who spoke with the victim told the New York Post. “It’s not like he had a confrontation with the guy or they were arguing or something. It was just a random hit. He got pushed into the tracks – that’s what he said. This guy pushed him into the tracks.”
Surveillance photos and videos show the man moments before the victim was charged and after the accident when he jumped over a revolving door.
The attack is the latest in a series of increasingly violent crimes facing passengers using New York City Subway System. At least eight murders have occurred so far this year along the transportation system.
Last weekend, a 26-year-old man was pushed onto subway tracks on East 149th Street and the South Boulevard subway station. According to the New York Police Department, witnesses helped pull the man to the platform before the train hit him.
Alexis McAdams and Emma Colton of Fox News contributed to this report.