Deranged Career Criminal Charged with Pushing Straphanger to Death at Manhattan Train Station

The deranged career criminal, Carlton McPherson, was charged with murder after allegedly shoving a 54-year-old Bronx man to his death at a Manhattan train station. The incident occurred on Monday evening at the 125th Street station, where McPherson is accused of pushing the victim in front of a No. 4 train. Despite the tragic outcome, McPherson showed no remorse as he was led out of an East Harlem precinct to face the charges.

McPherson, a 24-year-old resident of the Bronx, was escorted from the 25th Precinct on Tuesday morning. He was dressed in a gray hoodie and black pants, attempting to put his hood on with a smirk on his face. However, the police promptly removed his hood, and during the walk to a waiting car, McPherson wore a serious expression and avoided the cameras. He remained silent and did not respond to any questions from reporters.

Bystanders at the scene identified McPherson as the perpetrator, leading to his arrest shortly after the incident. Tragically, the victim was struck by the train and pronounced dead upon the arrival of the police.

This incident adds to McPherson’s extensive criminal record, which includes multiple arrests and disturbing incidents. The arrest comes at a time when concerns over crime in the transit system persist. A recent analysis by The Post revealed that felony assaults in the system have surged by over 50% since 2019, constituting a larger proportion of overall transit crime.

In response to these concerns, the NYPD launched “Operation Fare Play” on Monday. This initiative will deploy 800 police officers into the subways over the course of a week to target fare-beaters, which the department considers a crucial aspect of combating crime underground.

Author: CrimeDoor

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