Man was pushed onto New York subway tracks, injured; the attacker escapes
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City subway passenger was hospitalized with a leg injury after being pushed onto the tracks on Sunday, the latest episode amid heightened concerns about crime in America’s largest transit system. common in the country.
The 62-year-old came into contact with a train and fell onto the tracks, police said. He suffered a laceration in the leg and was taken to hospital for treatment. It was not immediately clear how badly injured he was.
A victim was pushed from behind at Fulton Street Station in lower Manhattan while standing on the southbound platform on the A/C line as a C train approached around 11:30 a.m., according to the police.
The attack came as public officials sought to quell a rise in crime on the subway. Eight days ago, a woman was shoved to death at the Times Square train station. A 61-year-old man has been charged with her murder.
Last year, several people were stabbed, assaulted or pushed onto the tracks at stations in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Manhattan. Incoming Mayor Eric Adams, a former police captain, said he didn’t feel completely safe on the subway until his first day as mayor this month and felt a “sense of disorder”.
“These incidents are unacceptable and must stop,” MTA President and CEO Janno Lieber said in a statement on Sunday. “New Yorkers are coming back to the subway and they need it to be safe. We are grateful to the Governor, Mayor and NYPD Commissioner for their commitment to more visibly deploying officers and humanely addressing people with mental health issues who may pose a risk to New Yorkers using the subway system. .