A man was crushed to death Thursday night in New York after a woman shoved him into the path of an oncoming subway train, the second time this month that a commuter was killed after being pushed onto the tracks.
The incident occurred in Queens just after 8 p.m., when a man waiting for the No. 7 elevated train was pushed to his death by a woman who had been mumbling to herself, the New York Police Department said.
“Witnesses said she was walking back and forth on the platform, talking to herself, before taking a seat alone on a wooden bench near the north end of the platform,” Paul J. Browne, NYPD deputy commissioner, said in a statement. “When the train pulled into the station, the suspect rose from the bench and pushed the man, who was standing with his back to her, onto the tracks into the path of the train. The victim appeared not to notice her, according to witnesses.”
The man’s identity was not released. “He was struck by the first of the 11-car train, with his body pinned under the front of the second car as the train came to a stop,” Browne said.