Man Caught on Video Pushing Woman Onto Subway Tracks in the Bronx – NBC New York
The man New York City police say was shown on video grabbing a woman then throwing her onto subway tracks over the weekend was arrested after a days-long search.
Police released horrifying surveillance video showing a 52-year-old woman being sent plunging onto the tracks in the Bronx on Sunday. It was the latest in a string of subway attacks in the city, which is grappling with a scourge of violence across its most important transportation artery.
Other subway riders came to the woman’s aid and pulled her back to safety. There were no trains approaching.
In the 20-second snippet provided by authorities, the man and woman seemed to initially be facing each other about 6 feet (2 meters) from the edge of the subway platform. He is seen putting his arms around her and forcefully shoving her to the platform. She falls and her body skids over the edge, head first. The man then walks off.
Not shown on the video released were the bystanders who rushed to help the woman.
Police said she was Lincoln Hospital in stable condition.
The man police say pushed the woman onto the tracks has been identified as 30-year-old Bronx resident Theodore Ellis.
It is unclear what charges he faces or if he has an attorney.