New York: moment man throws homeless woman, 52, on subway tracks

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A man threw a 52-year-old homeless woman onto the tracks of the New York subway in broad daylight and fled.

Surveillance footage shows a man approaching a woman from behind at the Jackson Avenue station in the Bronx around 4:45 p.m. Sunday. He grabs her with both hands and throws her onto the tracks, according to a video released Monday by the New York City Police Department (NYPD).

The woman hits the platform before falling onto the tracks. No train was approaching at the time of the incident.

Bystanders helped the woman off the platform and back onto the platform, an MTA spokesman told the New York Post.

Surveillance footage captured the moment a man threw a woman onto the Bronx subway tracks

Surveillance footage captured the moment a man threw a woman onto the Bronx subway tracks (Image: Reuters)

The woman sustained lacerations to her head and arm. She was transported to Lincoln Hospital in stable condition, police said.

Video footage shows the suspect wearing a baseball cap worn inside out, a white tank top, dark footage and a red backpack.

Police arrested Theodore Ellis in connection with the attack, CBS 2 reported Tuesday. Ellis allegedly told officers he had previously had an argument with the woman, couldn’t remember what she said that upset him and was unaware of his strength.

Police are investigating whether the woman knew the suspect.

A suspect has been arrested after fleeing a Bronx subway station

A suspect has been arrested after fleeing the Bronx subway station (Image: Reuters)

Ellis was charged with assault and reckless endangerment.

A recent Seina poll showed that seven in 10 New Yorkers feel less safe than they did before the coronavirus pandemic, and that 76% fear becoming a crime target.

New York City Mayor Eric Adams tried to downplay those numbers on Tuesday, saying shootings and homicides are declining.

“Feeling safe and realizing safety are not the same feeling,” Adams said.

But Bronx resident Cassie Perez said she gets “nervous” when she rides the subway.

“You see people coming closer and I’m going back. I always remind her, stay back,” she told CBS 2, appearing to be talking about a loved one. ‘Stay close to the wall, don’t leave me and stuff like that.’

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