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January 1, Elderly Man Shoved Onto NYC Subway Tracks in Disturbing Incident



A chilling event occurred in the heart of New York City when a 74-year-old man, an employee at a parking garage on Fifth Avenue, was suddenly pushed onto subway tracks at the 68th Street-Hunter College station on the Upper East Side. The incident resulted in the man sustaining significant injuries, including a fractured spine.

While standing on the downtown No. 6 train platform, the victim noticed a man, who appeared homeless, pacing restlessly, cursing, and muttering to himself. Despite the unsettling behavior, the victim chose not to engage with the individual. However, as he walked past, the man, seemingly unprovoked, lunged at him, pushing him onto the tracks below.

Officials described the aggressor as looking disheveled and wearing a grimy t-shirt, raising concerns about potential mental health issues. “He was approached by an unknown individual who shoved the victim onto the tracks,” detailed a statement by the New York Police Department (NYPD).

They added, “The [suspect] was last seen fleeing out of the station to parts unknown. The victim was removed by EMS to NY Presbyterian Weill-Cornell Medical Center, in stable condition.”

Upon falling, the elderly man suffered injuries to his back and neck. An on-duty Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) worker promptly assisted him back to the platform. Initially, his injuries were perceived to be minor, but the gravity of the situation became apparent upon medical evaluation. The NYPD reported that the man had multiple fractures – ribs, pelvis, and spine – as well as cuts on his fingers.

Describing the assailant, the police noted that he stands around 5’9″ and weighs about 200 pounds, with a “medium complexion.” His distinguishing features include salt and pepper hair and a goatee. His attire during the incident was a black polo shirt, brown pants, and black sneakers.

After the incident, the suspect quickly made his exit from the subway station and vanished into the streets without uttering a word. In their efforts to nab the culprit, detectives have since made public video footage of the incident and the suspect’s departure from the station.

Alarmingly, such incidents are not isolated. According to police data, this year has witnessed ten separate occurrences where individuals have been abruptly shoved onto subway tracks. This rising trend highlights an unsettling undercurrent in the city’s public transit system.

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  1. SCPOUSNRetired

    September 24, 2023 at 7:30 pm

    Concealed carry could be a deterrent or possible a way to eliminate the perpetrator or at least subject him/them for doing it again.

  2. Frank

    September 24, 2023 at 7:47 pm

    Reinstate euthanasia plain and simple. We would be doing them a favor. Start cleaning up our cities.

  3. Rm

    September 24, 2023 at 9:01 pm

    Give a description except race???

    • Patriot_One

      September 24, 2023 at 11:32 pm

      My thoughts exactly…If perpetrator was a Caucasian most likely would of said it in articles.

  4. mark swafford

    September 24, 2023 at 9:12 pm

    I guess they are going to have to put fences along the tracks and a small gate at one entrance to the subway train. fences like they have to put over bridges to keep idiots from throwing objects over including themselves on occasions.

  5. David Wayne Deel

    September 25, 2023 at 12:33 pm

    Does anyone know why he shoved the fellow? This person showed a complete lack of respect for anyone or the law?

    If you ask me, I think he should be tried, convicted for attempted SECOND DEGREE Murder, punishable by FIVE years in

    prison with a felony charge on his record. You see some things are excusable, this one is not.

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