NYC subway shoving horror: After Michelle Go, 61-year-old man pushed on to tracks
MANHATTAN, NEW YORK: A 61-year-old man was reportedly pushed onto subway tracks near Wall Street in Manhattan on Sunday, January 23. The victim managed to get off the tracks. He was transported with minor injuries to a nearby hospital from the Fulton Street Station. A suspect is yet to be arrested.
This attack is the latest in a series of crimes that shook the New York City subway system. In a horrifying incident recently, a homeless man allegedly pushed an Asian woman in front of an oncoming subway train to her death in Times square. The episode unfolded on Saturday morning, January 15, about nine minutes after the deranged man was caught on video on the platform at the Times Square station at West 42nd Street and Broadway. Talking about the incident, police Commissioner Keechant Sewell said at a press briefing that 40-year-old Michelle Alyssa Go was shoved onto the Q train while she was waiting on the southbound platform. “This incident was unprovoked and the victim does not appear to have any interaction with the subject,” Sewell said.
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The suspect was identified as Simon Martial, 61. He was arrested and charged with second-degree murder, police said. Law enforcement sources said that Martial has no known address and is homeless. Marital has at least three arrests dating back to 1998 when he was held for robbery. In October 2019, he was busted for criminal possession of a controlled substance. He was released in August 2021 after serving two years in state prison for attempted robbery.
In another recent incident, a video filmed on the New York subway heading towards Brooklyn showed a woman confronting a man as he was filming other girls present in the car without their consent. The man ended up slapping her, injuring her nose and face.
Last year, a video showed a man in an NYC subway assaulting a fellow passenger after she asked him to "take a chill pill". The video was originally posted on TikTok. Text overlay on the video reads, "This man was already tight off life when he came in the cart telling ppl to GTFO of him and his kids way." "All she said was he needs a chill pill & his kids repeated it to him and it just went up from there," the TikTok user said.
The video shows the man shouting at the woman, saying, "Say it to my face now. Tell me to take a chill pill. Say the word 'chill pill'". Continuing to verbally attack the woman, he says, "Mind your business!" several times. "It ain't about being a role model if I get my f*cking respect from people like you." Before the video runs out, he says, "When my family is on the train, move out the way." Later shared on Twitter, the video has garnered nearly 2 million views and thousands of comments. At one point in the video, the man is seen hitting the woman across the face.