Suspect had Spring in his Step After Subway Push Attack - Video Shows
By Dan Gesslein
June 8, 2023
BRONX - Police have released a photo of the man, they say, pushed a straphanger onto the tracks at a Bronx subway station. The suspect is seen on surveillance video smiling, sticking his tongue out and waving his arms in what appears to be joy as he left the station.
At around 6 am on June 6, a 42-year-old man was on the platform to the southbound B/D Train at the 174-175 Street subway station in Mount Hope.
Cops say a man walked up behind the commuter waiting for the train and pushed. The shove caused the man to fly off the platform and fall onto the tracks below.
The attacker then fled. A fellow commuter who witnessed the attack immediately jumped into action. The Good Samaritan helped pull the victim off the tracks and back onto the platform before an oncoming train could arrive.
The victim was taken by EMS to Lincoln Hospital where he underwent an evaluation. No word on any serious injuries suffered during the attack.
Police released the surveillance video at the turnstile as the suspect was seen leaving the subway station.
The suspect is described as a man with a dark complexion. He was last seen wearing a navy blue hoodie, grey sweatpants and a black backpack.
The suspect was seen on the video leaving the turnstile while smiling with his tongue out and waving his arms.
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