A passenger was left with a fractured spine and some ribs after being the victim of another random attack in the violent New York Subway.
Police released footage last night of a man allegedly pushing the 45-year-old victim onto the tracks at Brooklyn’s Atlantic Avenue station around 5 a.m. Saturday.Both the victim and the suspect had just got off a train on the line. 4 heading north, but apparently there was no previous interaction between them, he said New York Post.
The unidentified victim was taken to New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital in stable condition. The next day another 22-year-old man was hit in the face and pushed onto the tracks at the same station. That attack left the victim with a broken left arm and wrist, and cuts and bruises on the knees, police said.
November saw a huge increase in robberies and felony crimes in general in the already dangerous New York Subway, even with fewer passengers than before the pandemic. The trend does not appear to have decreased in December.
In 2021 there have been several homicides and natural deaths in the New York subway, in addition to various incidents, some more serious than others. In May, the violence led then-Governor Andrew Cuomo to claim that the subway was not safe for children. Months before, in January, the interim president Feinberg, denounced in a letter sent to the mayor that NYC’s violence and “mental health crisis” were wreaking havoc on the transportation system. Since then the situation has not improved.