A woman is alive after a man allegedly pushed her onto the subway tracks at Manhattan’s Union Square station on Thursday.
“It happened at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, and the 24-year-old suspect, who is said to be emotionally disturbed, can be seen watching and waiting for the train to arrive before he pushes the innocent victim,” ABC 7 reported.
Surveillance video posted online appeared to show the suspect rush up behind the woman just seconds before the train approached:
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Bystanders reacted in shock as the victim, who is in her 40s, hit the tracks. However, she was able to roll over just in time so the train made minimal contact.
“She fell, fortunately for her, between the roll bed and the rails,” said New York Police