Two people have been arrested after a man pushed a woman to death in Times Square in front of an approaching subway on Saturday.
The attack comes as crime in the subway and around the city continues to rise at the start of the first terms of mayor Eric Adams and Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg.
The incident happened around 9:40 a.m. in Manhattan when the unidentified woman was on the N, Q and R lines at West 42nd Street and Broadway, police said.
The man then pushed the woman onto the tracks as a southbound R train approached the station, WNBC said. The MTA confirmed she had been hit by a train.
The attack appears to have been random, the New York Post reported.
Police found the victim lying on the tracks, unconscious with trauma to her body.
The incident took place at the Times Square subway station at West 42nd Street and Broadway in Manhattan
The unidentified woman was waiting for her train by the N, Q and R lines at the station, police said
The Times Square Subway Station in Midtown is one of the busiest subway stations in the city
EMS personnel pronounced her dead at the scene, authorities said.
The victim was standing with two other women when she was pushed.
Police saw a “sloppy-looking man” being taken from the crime scene in a torn sweatshirt.
An NYPD spokesperson said an interested party has been arrested in connection with the woman’s death.
A second person has also been arrested. Due to the incident, delays have been reported on the N, Q and R lines.
New York’s crime rates continue to rise under new mayor Eric Adams, who vowed to crack down on crime, and ‘wake up’ progressive officer Alvin Bragg
The attack came as the crime rate in New York City soared following the controversial decision by newly installed Manhattan district attorney Alvin Bragg to downgrade burglaries, armed robbery and drug trafficking from felony to felony.
Since then, the crime rate has increased by 4.7 percent in the past week compared to the same time last year.
Overall, crime is up 30.5% from the same period in 2021, according to the city’s own crime statistics.
Former Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said newly elected Mayor Eric Adams has his hands tied on crime as Bragg’s office carries out its wake-up policy.
Adams had promised to return to the police with broken windows after winning an anti-crime campaign.
“I don’t know how Mr. Adams is going to do that if the DA actually handcuffs the police,” he said.
Several New York City district attorneys also focused on the soft-on-crime policies outlined by Bragg this week.
This is the second death on the Manhattan subway tracks in recent weeks.
A Good Samaritan who was killed by a train after jumping onto the rails to save the beating victim has been identified as a 36-year-old security guard as police arrested two teenagers on charges of murder in connection with the New Year’s Day attack on the New York subway.
Police on Wednesday arrested two boys, ages 16 and 17, and charged them with murder, theft and assault following the death of Roland Hueston, NBC New York first reported.
It is unknown at this time whether they were charged as adults. Their names have not yet been released Friday morning.
The incident took place in the 46th district, where 17 criminal attacks took place from January 1 to January 9, an increase of 325 percent from last year.
Roland Hueston, 36, has been identified as the Good Samaritan who was hit by a subway train and killed when trying to rescue a man attacked by an alleged gang
Police on Wednesday arrested two boys, 16 and 17, who they believe were among 11 people (pictured above) who assaulted and beat up a 38-year-old in a Bronx subway station.
Earlier this week, police announced the arrest of another 16-year-old boy in connection with the fatal incident.
The teens were reportedly among nearly a dozen young people — eight men and three women — who, according to police, assaulted a 38-year-old man on the B/D platform at Fordham Road station in the Bronx around 2:45 a.m. January 1, according to police. . .
The New York Daily News previously reported that the assault victim was drunk and got into an argument with the youths, who began beating and kicking him. According to witnesses, at least one of the alleged attackers threatened the victim with a knife.
During the attack, the drunk man fell on the tracks as a D train pulled into the station.