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Accused subway pusher Clarence Anderson ordered to be held on bail


A Bronx drifter who allegedly pushed a man on subway tracks Monday and had more than 40 previous arrests was released on bail Wednesday night by a Manhattan judge.

Clarence Anderson, who police say is emotionally disturbed, was ordered to be held behind bars on a $60,000 bail during his charges of the pushing incident and another case in which he allegedly threw a rock at a construction worker.

Anderson, 36, reportedly pushed a 25-year-old man onto the track at the 14th Street-Union Square station in an unprovoked attack, police said.

He fled the station and several hours later he allegedly attacked another innocent New Yorker.

According to police, Anderson threw a rock at a construction worker near Columbus Circle. The employee urged officers to report the incident.

Anderson was caught for the second attack. The arresting officers then realized he fit the suspect’s description of the pushing crime — which was captured on surveillance video — and also charged him in connection with that attack.

He was initially taken to Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan for a psychiatric evaluation.

Anderson has a long rap sheet. Records show he has at least three pending criminal cases in The Bronx, including for theft and burglary, in addition to more than 40 previous arrests.

“He shouldn’t have been on the street,” the subway victim told The Post. “Something needs to be changed or repaired.”

He added that he was relieved that he had been arrested.

“Hopefully he won’t be out on the street again,” he said.

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