68-year-old woman pushed onto subway tracks in random attack in Manhattan


GREENWICH VILLAGE, Manhattan (WABC) -- Police are searching for a man who pushed a woman onto the tracks at a subway station Manhattan Monday afternoon.

Authorities say the 68-year-old victim was standing on the Brooklyn bound L platform inside the 14th Street and 6th Avenue subway station just after 2 p.m. when the man walked up to her and pushed her.

She fell to the platform and roll onto the track bed.

The suspect then fled the station, and his hurried escape was caught on surveillance video that police hope will lead to an arrest.

EMS responded and transported the victim to NYC Health & Hospitals/Bellevue in serious but stable condition.

"She's traumatized, as we all are," said her daughter, who didn't want her name used. "She says she saw the man walk past her. He kept kicking and stomping her...When she finally couldn't hold on, he pushed her on the tracks."

Outside the victim's Ridgewood home, her daughter tells Eyewitness News the attack left her mother with five broken bones in her back. And if it weren't for the actions of two good Samaritans that helped her up, she may have died.... (Read more)

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