New York man pushes woman to death on Times Square subway station tracks

Two people are in custody after a man shoved a woman to death in front of an oncoming subway train in Times Square on Saturday.

The attack comes as crime in the subway and around the city continues to soar early in the first terms of Mayor Eric Adams and Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.

The incident happened around 9:40 a.m. in Manhattan when the unidentified woman was on the N, Q and R lines at West 42nd Street and Broadway, police said.

The unidentified man then pushed the woman onto the tracks as a southbound R train approached the station, according to WNBC. The MTA confirmed that she had been hit by a train.

The attack appears to have been random, the New York Post reported.

Police found the victim lying on the rails, unconscious with bodily trauma.

The incident took place at the Times Square subway station at West 42nd Street and Broadway in Manhattan

The unidentified woman was on lines N, Q and R of the station waiting for her train, police said.

The unidentified woman was on lines N, Q and R of the station waiting for her train, police said.

The Times Square subway station in Midtown is one of the busiest subway stations in the city

The Times Square subway station in Midtown is one of the busiest subway stations in the city

Emergency medical services personnel pronounced her dead at the scene, authorities said.

The victim was standing with two other women when she was pushed.

Police were seen dragging a ‘disheveled-looking man’ in a torn sweatshirt from the scene.

An NYPD spokesperson said a person of interest has been taken into custody in connection with the woman’s death.

A second person was also taken into custody. Delays were reported on the N, Q and R lines due to the incident.

Eric Adams, Mayor of New York

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg

New York’s crime rate continues to rise under new Mayor Eric Adams, who has promised to be tough on crime and has ‘woke’ progressive DA Alvin Bragg

The assault came as New York’s crime rate soared after Bragg’s controversial decision to downgrade burglary, armed robbery and drug dealing from felonies to misdemeanors.

The number of criminal assaults has since increased by 4.7% over the past week, compared to the same period last year.

Overall, crime is up 30.5% from the same period in 2021, according to the city’s own crime statistics.

Former police commissioner Bill Bratton said newly elected mayor Eric Adams has his hands tied on crime as Bragg’s office implements its wake-up policies.

Adams had promised a return to broken-window policing after winning a tough-on-crime campaign.

“I don’t know how Mr. Adams is going to do this when the prosecutor is effectively handcuffing the police,” he said.

Several of New York’s borough district attorneys also took aim at the soft-on-crime policies introduced this week by Bragg.

This is the second death on Manhattan subway tracks in recent weeks.

A Good Samaritan has been killed by a train after jumping onto the tracks to rescue the victim of a New Year’s Day attack on the New York City subway.

Police apprehended two boys, ages 16 and 17, on Wednesday, charging them with murder, robbery and gang assault stemming from the death of Roland Hueston, NBC New York First reported.

It is not known at this time if they were charged as adults. Their names were not released Friday morning.

The incident happened in the 46th arrondissement, which saw 17 felony assaults from Jan. 1-9, a 325 percent increase from a year ago.

Roland Hueston, 36, has been identified as the Good Samaritan who was hit by a subway train and killed while trying to save a man who had been attacked by a suspected gang

Roland Hueston, 36, has been identified as the Good Samaritan who was hit by a subway train and killed while trying to save a man who had been attacked by a suspected gang

On Wednesday, police arrested two boys, ages 16 and 17, who they believe were among 11 people (pictured above) who attacked and beat a 38-year-old man at a Bronx subway station.

On Wednesday, police arrested two boys, ages 16 and 17, who they believe were among 11 people (pictured above) who attacked and beat a 38-year-old man at a Bronx subway station.

Earlier this week, police announced the arrest of another 16-year-old boy in connection with the fatal incident.

The teens were believed to have been among nearly a dozen youths – eight men and three women – who police say attacked a 38-year-old man on the platform of the B/D train at Fordham Road station in the Bronx around 2:45 a.m. on January 1. .

The New York Daily News previously reported that the beaten victim was drunk and had an argument with the youths, who began punching and kicking him. At least one of the alleged attackers threatened the victim with a knife, according to testimonies.

During the attack, the drunken man fell onto the tracks as a D train pulled into the station.

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