Indian-Origin Homeless Man Arrested For Pushing US Woman Infront Of Train

Elias Hubbard
November 22, 2020

Judge Keisha Espinal ordered him held without bail after prosecutors said that he had a history of arrests in Illinois, Missouri and Florida states.

'I have a blurry image, but I don't know if it's true, that I opened my eyes and I saw that the train was coming.

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Vemulapati was taken into custody at the scene, police said.

The report said Llanos had headphones on and was listening to Bible passages.

NY transit police chief Kathleen O'Reilly said on Friday, "The perpetrator waited purposely as the No 5 train was approaching and pushed our victim on to the tracks". If and when in-person learning resumes, Llanos says she is not sure if she'll take the train again.

The 36-year-old victim was waiting for a downtown B or D train at the 42nd Street-Bryant Park station around 6:50 p.m. Wednesday when the suspect approached him begging for money, police said.

"She fell fortunately for her between the roll bed and rails, and by the grace of God sustained only minor injuries", O'Reilly said.

Police say that suspect, 23-year-old Justin Pena, has a history of violently attacking straphangers.

Sagbaicela, a housekeeper who lives in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, said she thought she had fainted and fallen onto the tracks.

The NBC report added that the incident marked the second subway push arrest made on Thursday.

On Thursday, a CCTV camera at a metro station in Manhattan spotted a young man running towards a woman.

A conductor at the platform station witnessed the moment when the "disheveled-looking" man pushed the woman on the tracks, telling the New York Post that he yelled at the suspect who then dropped to the ground.

"We can not be a collection or a location where we just gather folks who are experiencing a mental health crisis", she concluded.

The transit system's Acting President Sarah Feinberg said, "This city has a mental health crisis right now".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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