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Man wanted for pushing woman onto New York City train tracks -Breaking


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(Reuters.) New York City police searched Tuesday for a man suspected of pushing a woman onto tracks at a Bronx railway station. The incident occurred over the weekend. It was the latest of a series of violent crimes against transit systems around the globe.

New York City police tweeted a video showing the incident. A man was seen walking behind a woman wrapping his arms around her, and then tossing the girl over the platform onto the Southbound tracks at Westchester and Jackson station on Sunday afternoon.

According to Reuters, the woman was transferred from her home to a hospital. Local media reports that the woman was helped off the tracks by passers-by before the train arrived. She also suffered broken collar bones and cut.

For information that leads to the arrest, a reward of $3,500 was offered. The assailant was dressed in a white T-shirt with sleeves, shorts, and a baseball cap, and was carrying a backpack.

New York Governor Kathy Hochul, and Eric Adams, the Mayor of New York promised to expand police outreach and increase patrols to assist the mentally ill. This was after an unusually large number of people were forced onto subway tracks by unknown assailants.

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Ten people were injured when a Brooklyn man ignited smoke bombs inside a subway car. Frank James, who was arrested for the attack in Lower Manhattan 30 hours later, pleaded guilty to federal terrorist charges.