Two people are in custody after a man shoved a woman to her death in front an oncoming subway train Saturday in Times Square.
The attack comes as crime in the subway and around the city continues to soar at the beginning of Mayor Eric Adams and Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg’s first terms.
The incident happened at around 9:40 a.m. in Manhattan when the unidentified woman was at the N, Q and R lines on West 42nd Street and Broadway, police said.
The unidentified man then shoved the woman onto the tracks as a southbound R train approached the station, according to WNBC. The MTA confirmed that she’d been struck by a train.
The attack appears to have been random, the New York Post reported.
Police found the victim lying on the tracks, unconscious with trauma to her body.
The incident took place at the Times Square Subway Station at West 42nd Street and Broadway in Manhattan
The unidentified woman was at the N, Q and R lines at 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
EMS personnel pronounced her dead at the scene, authorities said.
The victim was standing with two other women when she was pushed.
Police were seen taking away a ‘disheveled-looking man’ in a torn up sweatshirt from the scene.
An NYPD spokesperson said that a person of interest has been taken into custody in connection with the woman’s death.
A second person has also been taken into custody. Delays were reported on the N, Q and R lines due to the incident.
New York’s crime rate continues to rise under new Mayor Eric Adams, who promised to be tough on crime, and ‘woke’ progressive DA Alvin Bragg
The assault occurred as New York City’s crime rate soars after Bragg’s controversial decision to downgrade burglary, armed robbery and drug dealing from felonies to misdemeanors.
The number of felony assaults has since increased by 4.7 percent over the course of the last week, as compared to the same time last year.
Overall, crime is up 30.5 percent from the same period in 2021, according to the city’s own crime stats.
Former Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said newly-elected Mayor Eric Adams has his hands tied in terms of crime while Bragg’s office implements its woke policies.
Adams had promised a return to broken-windows policing after winning on a tough-on-crime approach campaign.
‘I don’t know how Mr. Adams is going to do that when the DA is effectively handcuffing the police,’ he said.
Several of New York City’s borough district attorneys also took aim at the soft-on-crime policies laid out this week by Bragg.
This is the second death on the subway tracks in Manhattan in recent weeks.
A Good Samaritan was killed by a train after jumping onto the tracks to rescue the victim of a beating on New Year’s Day attack in the New York City subway.
Police on Wednesday apprehended two boys, ages 16 and 17 years old, charging them with murder, robbery and gang assault stemming from the death of Roland Hueston, NBC New York first reported.
It is unknown at this time if they were being charged as adults. Their names have not been released as of Friday morning.
The incident took place within the 46th precinct, which has seen 17 felonious assaults from January 1 to January 9, a 325 percent increase compared to last year.
Roland Hueston, 36, has been identified as the Good Samaritan who was struck by a subway train and killed while trying to save a man who had been attacked by an alleged gang
Police on Wednesday arrested two boys, 16 and 17, who they say were among the 11 people (pictured above) who attacked and beat up a 38-year-old inside a Bronx subway station
Earlier this week, police announced the arrest of another 16-year-old boy in connection with the deadly incident.
The teens were allegedly among nearly a dozen young people – eight males and three females – who police say attacked a 38-year-old man on the B/D train platform at the Fordham Road station in the Bronx at around 2.45am on January 1.
The New York Daily News previously reported that the beating victim was drunk and got into 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 witness accounts.
In the course of the attack, the drunken man fell onto the tracks as a D train was pulling into the station.