A woman was pushed onto the tracks of a New York City subway station on Tuesday amid a harrowing spate of recent train violence.
The 62-year-old woman was on the platform of the Queens-bound J train at Brooklyn’s Broadway Junction station at around 1:10 p.m. when she was pushed onto the tracks in an unprovoked attack, an NYPD spokesperson told the DailyMail .com .
The woman, whose identity was not revealed, suffered a deep cut on her leg and was taken to Brookdale Hospital “conscious and alert,” police said.
Luckily she didn’t make contact with a train, the New York Post reported.
A woman was pushed onto the tracks of a New York City subway station on Tuesday amid a harrowing spate of recent train violence
The woman was on the platform of the Queens-bound J train at Brooklyn’s Broadway Junction station around 1:10 p.m.
The woman, whose identity was not revealed, was pushed onto the rails in an unprovoked attack aanval
Police said the unidentified man who allegedly pushed her has been detained, but further details about him were not immediately known. It was also not immediately clear how the woman was rescued from the rails.
New York City’s subways will resume 24-hour service on May 17 after trains were shut down overnight for nearly a year to clean them up amid the pandemic, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced earlier this month.
According to data from the NYPD, there were 55 traffic offenses during the week of May 17 to May 23. That number is up from just 21 incidents – a 162% increase – in the same week last year during the height of the coronavirus restrictions and train closures.
However, the number of transit-related crimes has decreased by 36% year-on-year. According to data from the NYPD, through May 23, there have been 575 transit-related crimes this year, up from 904 during the same period last year.
It was not immediately clear whether transit-related crime has only increased in recent weeks due to the resumption of 24-hour service or whether other factors contributed.
On Monday, a man was stabbed in the neck with a broken umbrella handle before being cut with his own knife – which he dropped during the scuffle at the 125th Street subway station in Harlem, PIX11 reported.
The 51-year-old victim, who was armed with a knife, got into an argument with another, unknown man.
The victim dropped the knife during the confrontation before being stabbed in the back and shoulder with the umbrella shard, police sources told the outlet.
He was rushed to nearby Harlem Hospital in critical condition but was upgraded to stables several hours later, authorities said.
His attacker, described simply as a man in his thirties, fled the subway station after the attack. No arrests have been made, police said.
On Monday, a man was attacked and stabbed with a broken umbrella handle at the 125th Street subway station in Harlem
The 51-year-old Harlem victim was stabbed multiple times and was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition, where his condition was later stabilized, authorities said.
Just before 5 a.m. Sunday, another 64-year-old man was cornered by a pair of robbers at a turnstile of the Midtown subway on East 59th Street and Lexington Avenue, police said.
Surveillance videos showed the two in flashy shoes jumping on the victim before beating him and slashing his face with a knife.
Identified only as Brooklyn resident HM, the victim said he was done commuting to Manhattan after the brutal and unprovoked attack. WABC reported.
“I feel angry and upset and sad,” he said. He had just finished praying in a mosque in Midtown.
“Hit me twice here, in this eye and this eye, and the other man, he brought a razor,” he added. “And the blood began to come and take the money from me and disappear.”
The other sneakerhead rover wore a pair of Timberland x NBA boots, which cost about $250. Police hope the striking footwear will help identify attackers
Police highlighted the suspects’ expensive footwear in a press release seeking information that could lead to their arrest. One of the suspects was wearing Nike Flightposite Topaz Mist sneakers, which cost anywhere from $200 to $299
The Brooklyn resident says he has finished commuting to Manhattan after the robbery and attack. He had just finished praying at a mosque in Midtown and was on his way home prior to the brutal attack
The Midtown subway station victim, identified only as HM, spoke to ABC7 after Sunday’s attack. The 64-year-old man needed 12 stitches on his forehead and two other stitches above his eye
He needed 12 stitches on his forehead and two more stitches on one of his eyes. He wore a COVID-19 mask during the WABC interview to obscure his identity for fear that his attackers would pursue him again.
One of the attackers allegedly dragged the man by his feet after he tried to escape by jumping over the turnstile, the video shows.
Give us your money or we’ll kill you,” the duo demanded.
The two attackers continued to kick and punch the man before one of the attackers slashed the victim in the face with a knife while he was trapped in the turnstile.
The video then shows the man taking $150 cash from his pockets, which the alleged slasher quickly snatched from his hands before the two fled the scene, according to the NYPD.
The pair also allegedly stole the man’s cell phone before leaving him bloodied and beaten at the station, he told the news channel.
An NYPD CompStat incident map listing all subway-related crime reports made throughout the city from May 17 to May 23. Authorities say 55 transit crimes were committed last week, compared to just 21 at the same time last year
Police highlighted the suspects’ expensive footwear in a press release seeking information that could lead to their arrest.
The man who allegedly cut the victim’s face was wearing a gray Champion sweatshirt with Nike Flightposite Topaz Mist sneakers, and his accomplice was wearing a black sweatshirt and Timberland x NBA basketball shoes.
The suspects are between the ages of 18 and 25 and the attacker in the black sweatshirt had a tattoo on his right hand, the New York Daily News reported.
Police also said Sunday they are looking for a man who groped a 23-year-old woman and exposed himself to her on a Q Train platform in the uptown Lexington Ave.-63rd St. station in the Upper neighborhood. East Side in Manhattan on May 12.
The suspect allegedly grabbed the woman’s ass, then unzipped his pants and exposed his genitals as she turned to confront him. New York Daily News reported. He would then have escaped on the next Q train.