NYPD Search For Man Who Shoved Woman Onto Subway Tracks

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July 30, 2020 - 1:03 pm
Subway Shove Suspect


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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Police are searching for a man who they say shoved a 68-year-old woman on a subway platform in Manhattan on Monday.

The incident happened around 2 p.m. inside of the 14th Street and 6th Avenue subway station for the L line. 

Police say the 68-year-old woman was standing on the southbound platform for the train when a man approached her and suddenly shoved her to the ground. 

The victim fell down and ended up rolling onto the track bed. She suffered multiple fractures to her torso and was transported to NYC Health & Hospitals – Bellevue in serious, but stable condition. 

She is expected to recover.

The attacker made off before EMS responded and swiped the woman’s cell phone from the ground before taking off on foot. 

Surveillance video from the incident shows the attacker fleeing the station by hopping over the turnstile. 

He is described as a man around 40 to 50 years old with dark skin. He was last seen wearing a dark shirt, denim shorts and was barefoot. In the video, he can be seen wearing a surgical mask around his neck. 

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @ NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.

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