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Shock Video: Woman Survives After Being Shoved Onto Tracks As Train Arrives At Union Square Station

November 19, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Police characterized the attack, which was captured on shocking surveillance video, as attempted murder.

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A horrific attack happened Thursday morning at the 14th Street-Union Square subway station.

Investigators say for no apparent reason a man pushed a stranger just waiting for a train onto the tracks, CBS2’s Dave Carlin reported.

Police characterized the attack, which was captured on shocking surveillance video, as attempted murder.

An oncoming train appeared to be the trigger for the suspect, who darted over to a woman standing unaware until it was too late.

Police said the stranger said nothing before violently shoving the woman to what one would only imagine to be certain death.

A man is accused of pushing a 36-year-old man onto subway tracks in Midtown on Nov. 17, 2020.

There were no words exchanged,” NYPD Assistant Chief Kathleen O’Reilly said.

We see him waiting, calculating, for the train to approach the station and the opportune moment. ”

The train rolled by and the woman survived.

She dodged grave injury because of the way she landed after the push, police said.

“She fell, fortunately for her, between the roll bed and the rails and there, but for the grace of God, sustained minor injuries,” Assistant Chief O’Reilly said.

The incident marked the second time in 14 hours that a stranger pushed a subway rider onto tracks.

On Wednesday, a 36-year-old man was beaten and shoved to the train tracks at 42nd Street/Bryant Park.

However, the NYPD on Thursday announced the arrest of 23-year-old Justin Pena.

NYC Transit Interim President Sarah Feinberg said the city must do more to address mentally ill people above ground and in the subways.

We have a crisis in this city and it absolutely has to be addressed,” Feinberg said.

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