Man pushed to death on New York subway tracks
A man was pushed from a subway platform in Queens Thursday and killed by an oncoming train, a law enforcement official told NBC 4 New York.
Witnesses told police that a woman, described as heavyset and in her 20s, shoved the man onto the 7-train tracks at 40th Street and Queens Blvd. before fleeing, the law enforcement official said. Police are searching for the woman.
Police say they believe they have video of the suspect that they're currently retrieving from a pizzeria near the train station. The video was expected to be released overnight.
The suspect, dressed in a gray, white and blue jacket, had been mumbling to herself and pacing the platform, according to police. Witnesses said that the victim and suspect did not exchange any words and that it appeared that the man did notice the suspect at all before being pushed from behind to his death.
"I heard it. One of my customers was on train and heard it going over body," said Jiovanni Briones, who works near the scene.
It is the second time this month that a person has been shoved onto subway train tracks and killed.
Naeem Davis, a 30-year-old deli worker, was recently arrested and charged with second-degree murder for allegedly pushing a man off a Midtown subway platform to his death.
Ki-Suk Han, 58, was stuck by a southbound Q train after being pushed off the platform at the 49th Street station Dec. 3.