A 34-year-old woman was shoved onto the subway tracks in an unprovoked attack on Tuesday night at the Chambers Street station in Manhattan. The incident occurred shortly after 11 p.m. on the 1, 2, and 3 lines. According to the police, the woman was walking down the stairs and turned the corner onto the platform when she was pushed onto the tracks.
Good Samaritans who witnessed the incident rushed to help the woman back onto the platform. Emergency services were called, and the woman was taken to the hospital with a minor leg injury. Fortunately, she did not come into contact with the electrified third rail, and there were no approaching trains at the time.
The suspect believed to be a man in his 40s, fled the scene by running up the steps and onto the street. Currently, no arrests have been made in connection with the incident.
Subway riders expressed concern about the incident, emphasizing the need for vigilance while using public transportation. Authorities are urging anyone with information about the attack to contact the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or the Spanish hotline at 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Tips can also be submitted through the NYPD’s website or via direct message on Twitter to @NYPDTips. All information provided will be kept confidential.
The article event took place at the Chambers Street station in Manhattan, New York.