HORRIFYING video shows unidentified man tossing 52-year-old woman onto Bronx subway tracks

No train was approaching when the woman was tossed onto the tracks and the victim was taken to Lincoln Hospital in stable condition


                            HORRIFYING video shows unidentified man tossing 52-year-old woman onto Bronx subway tracks
Horrifying video shows unidentified man tossing 52-year-old woman onto Bronx subway tracks (News12BX/Twitter)
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A horrifying new video shows a man violently tossing a 52-year-old woman onto the Bronx subway tracks on Sunday, June 5. The footage provided by the New York Police Department shows the attack by the unidentified man at the Jackson Avenue station at around 4.45 pm.

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The man can be seen wearing a backward baseball cap, a white tank top, printed shorts, and a red backpack as he approaches the woman, grabs her with both hands and flings her onto the tracks. The woman hits the platform pavement and tumbles onto the tracks. The man then walks away, unaffected by his actions.

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As per an MTA spokesperson, bystanders helped pick the woman up from the track and onto the platform, reports The New York Post. No train was approaching when she was tossed onto the tracks, and the victim was taken to Lincoln Hospital in stable condition, according to the police. She is said to have suffered cuts on her head and arm.

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The daytime attack footage was taken from a security camera at the Jackson Avenue station in the Melrose section. Multiple violent and horrible crimes have happened in the New York City subway system in the past few months. To counter the rise in crime, NYC Mayor Eric Adams and Governor Kathy Hochul launched a subway safety plan this year.


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"New York City subways are the lifeblood of our city. They connect millions of working people to our jobs, homes, and neighborhoods every day, and help visitors from all over the globe explore the greatest city in the world. Yet for too long, our subway system has also confronted a painful humanitarian challenge playing out right in front of our eyes. Too many New Yorkers experience homelessness in our stations and our trains each night," the safety plan reads.

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"Tragically, we have also seen violence on our subway platforms and stations. And while we know homelessness and violence do not equate and must not be conflated, we must also acknowledge that a small minority of individuals who may be experiencing several compounding challenges at once, including behavioral health challenges, must be reached with immediate interventions to prevent deterioration and potential danger. We have seen the lives of innocent New Yorkers taken, simply coming into a station to take a train. We have seen threats and dangerous situations that make our communities feel unsafe – whether people are going to work, returning home, or visiting our city. We cannot allow that to continue," it continues.

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"Our Subway Safety Plan addresses the gaps in the system where too many have been lost. This plan recognizes that helping a person off our streets is only the first step of what the City can and must deliver – and it outlines a three-part system that will seamlessly transition New Yorkers in need of care from 1) outreach to 2) initial housing and mental health care to 3) permanent housing and community," the plan adds.

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Anyone with information on the identity of the man can call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). Tips can also be submitted by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/ or through their official Twitter account @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are strictly confidential.


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