According to the New York Daily News on the 19th, a female passenger about 40 years old waited for the subway at the Union Square subway station in Manhattan at about 8:45 a.m. Thursday.
When the train came on, suddenly a strange man about 23 years old pushed her defenselessly off the rails and was “run over” by two 70,000-pound carriages. The woman miraculously survived.
Platform surveillance video shows AdityaVemulapati, 24, walking on the platform in a dazorantly looking at the victim, and then rushes up and pushes the woman from behind with his hands before the arrival of the No. 5 train northbound. The woman fell behind from the platform, and the witnesses beside her were stunned and retreated in horror.
After subway staff called the police, the New York Fire Department turned off the power on the track and transferred the woman from under the train car to safety.
Police said that fortunately, the woman happened to land on the roadbed between the tracks and was largely unhurt.
The victim has returned home after receiving head treatment in the hospital. She refuses to speak and her steps are unstable.
Kathleen O’Reilly, spokesman for the New York City Police Department,
said: “She fell down. Fortunately, she fell between the tracks and was very slightly injured. Thanks to God… We saw the murderer waiting and counting (time), when the train entered the station, he was accurate. The plane pushed her on the rails.
Police said that the attacker was quickly detained and charged with attempted murder, assault and other charges. This person has only recently arrived in New York City. He has no criminal record of arrest. The motive for the attack is not clear.
According to the report, this is the second incident of a stranger attacking passengers in 14 hours. On Wednesday night local time, a 36-year-old man was beaten and pushed to the train track for refusing to give a beggar at 42nd Street-Bryant Park Station.
“There is a mental health crisis in this city and people are in desperate need of psychological care,” said Sarah Feinberg, interim president of the New York City Transit Corporation, regarding such incidents.