New York City police have taken a woman into custody in connection with this week's subway pushing death in Queens, authorities said Saturday.
The suspect, described by police as a person of interest, "has made statements implicating herself in the death of Sunando Sen," NYPD Deputy Commissioner Paul J. Browne said in a statement.
He did not release the woman’s name or provide additional information.
On Friday, police released a sketch of the woman witnesses said shoved Sen, a 46-year-old Queens resident, from behind and onto the tracks as a train approached Thursday night. Witnesses said the woman had been talking to herself prior to pushing Sen.
The suspect fled from the elevated station in the Sunnyside neighborhood of Queens, police said.
The pushing incident was the second such death in New York this month, causing some commuters to worry about their safety on the city’s sprawling transit system, the primary way many people get around.