Subway rider shoved onto NYC train tracks in city’s latest unprovoked attack
The shove comes a few days after another victim was pushed onto the tracks during a fight and was killed by an oncoming train
October 22, 2022 5:17am
Updated: October 22, 2022 5:18am
A morning commuter was pushed onto the subway tracks of a Brooklyn station early on Friday in the latest unprovoked attack in the city’s subway system.
The 32-year-old victim was at the Myrtle and Wyckoff avenues in Bushwick when a stranger approached and shoved the victim onto the tracks shortly before 3 p.m., according to police.
Fortunately, there was no incoming train and the victim did not hit the third rail. The victim was removed from the tracks and was treated at the scene after having hurt his shoulder during the fall.
“He was just in shock that it happened to him,” said a security worker, who had spoken with the victim.
“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 — that’s what he said. This guy pushed him into the tracks.”
The suspect fled the scene by running east on Myrtle Avenue. Police say the suspect was described as being around 6 feet tall and was last seen wearing a yellow hooded sweatshirt and black vest.
The shove comes a few days after another victim was pushed onto the tracks during a fight and was killed by an oncoming train.
The death of the 48-year-old man marks the ninth death in the Big Apple’s subway system in 2022 and the fifth in the last two weeks, after an uptick in violent crime in the subway. According to the New York Police Department, crime on the subway is almost up 47%.