The event occurred on July 4 at 11:30 pm. The 66-year-old woman was standing at the northbound 74th Street station when she was suddenly pushed away. Immediately, she fell into the train’s safety chains.
Following the event, the older woman was taken to hospital for care for a knee abrasion and minor ankle swelling. It is not clear the motives for the attack or whether there was any exchange of words between the women or if they really knew each other.
The NYPD said they have not made any arrests so far and any information about the suspect would be welcome. Citizens can call 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) and in Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). In addition, the page crimestoppers.nypdonline.org is available. Everything will be confidential.
These types of events in the New York Subway continue to alarm the authorities. Mayor Bill de Blasio said his administration has sent more police to the area, but the results have not been the best. Felony assaults have clearly increased this season.
During this 2021, there have been several homicides and natural deaths in the subway of the city. In addition, robberies and incidents related to violence have been reported, some more serious than others.
The governor Andrew Cuomo even went so far as to affirm in May of this year that the subway was not at all safe for minors. Even the interim president of transit, Sarah Feinberg, denounced in January that the violence and the “mental health crisis” wreaks havoc on the transportation system.
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