Man Pushed In Front Of Train In 2nd Deadly Attack In NYC This Month; Police Searching For Woman [VIDEO]
Tragedy strikes a New York City subway platform Thursday evening when a man was pushed into the subway tracks as a train approached. In fact, the horrific incident on Thursday marks the second deadly incident that occurred in December.
According to the Daily Mail, eye witnesses on a 7 train platform in Queens noticed a woman that had followed a man closely as she was muttering to herself. At approximately 8 pm, witnesses claimed that the woman waited for the last possible moment to push the man into the tracks as the subway train approach made its approach to the platform.The victim did not appear to have noticed the woman before he fell.
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According to New York City Police Department chief spokesperson Paul Browne, the woman quickly fled the scene after the attack and she remains at large. Eye witness descriptions say the woman was Hispanic, in her 20s, heavyset and stood at about 5-foot-5-inches. She was wearing a blue, white, and gray ski jacket as well as Nike sneakers with gray on top and red on the bottom.
Police viewed footage from a 24-hour surveillance camera outside the Oasis pizzeria and was able to retrieve a clear image of the suspect. Watching on, Oasis Restaurant owner Giovanni Briones remarked, "She jumps from the stairs and she just runs."
Unfortunately, the man that was pushed into the tracks was struck by the first car and was pinned under the wheels of the second. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. According to the NYPD chief, the victim had "terrible injuries that make providing a description difficult at this time."
A swift incident without clear identification of either the woman or the victim, police are struggling to determine whether the man and woman knew one another before the event. A complicated crime scene, the victim's body was still on the tracks by 10:30 pm.
According to the Emergency Services Unit, officers are planning to use specialized inflatable air bags to lift the train carriage in order to recover the victim's body.
On December 3, 30-year-old homeless man Naeem Davis was charged for murder after pushing 58-year-old Ki-Suck Han in front of a train in Times Square. The following day, New York Post published a graphic photograph of Han standing in front of the train moments before it kills him. Outraged by the photo, some criticized the photographer for taking the picture rather than assist Han to safety.
In Thursday's incident, there was simply no time to react and help the victim.
Subway service was suspended on the 7 train Thursday night.
Now it's your turn - please help the NYPD in identifying the woman. Take a look at the surveillance footage of the woman fleeing from the scene below and if you believe you have substantial information, don't hesitate to submit an anonymous tip to NYC crimestoppers.
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