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A new episode of violence in the New York subway was experienced this Sunday when a 61-year-old man was pushed towards the railway tracks at a station in Lower Manhattan. which caused him to suffer minor injuries, police said.
The victim, who has not been identified, landed in the roadbed on the Fulton Street station’s southbound air conditioning line around 11:30 am, authorities said.
The assailant was described by the New York police as a 20-year-old man, dressed in camouflage, and after having pushed the 61-year-old man, he fled on foot from the stationsaid the police spokesman.
The spokesman added that the victim was able to climb back onto the platform without making contact with the train, but suffered minor injuries and had to be treated at Presbyterian Hospital, the New York Post reported.
The violence does not let up in the New York subway
This incident comes days after a man was struck by a train at the West 4th Street-Washington Square station in Greenwich Village around 5:40 am, police said.
The subject, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities have not said how it got onto the tracks., but it was learned that he was not the victim of a crime, according to the NYPD.
Likewise, a 40-year-old woman named Michelle Go was randomly pushed onto the tracks in Times Square last week while waiting for a train, killing her.
His assailant was identified as Simon Martial, 61, who was arrested on Saturday, January 15, and charged after the incident. It was learned that he was a homeless man and an ex-convict.
Last Monday, January 17, a homeless man was found dead aboard a car at the Jay St.-MetroTech station in Brooklyn, of the New York Subway, in the morning hours.
Authorities said the man was found with blood in his mouth before emergency crews arrived.
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