Another Person Shoved Onto NYC Subway Tracks by Deranged Suspect

'Mentally ill' suspect well-known to NYPD

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New York City police arrested a ‘mentally ill’ suspect with a history of violence in the latest attack involving an unsuspecting victim being shoved onto train tracks, according to reports.

Rafael Wilson, 26, was standing on a subway platform in lower Manhattan on Tuesday when he was pushed onto the track bed, landing just feet from the electrified third rail.

Wilson managed to climb to safety and escaped with injuries to his feet and legs and a broken finger.

NYPD officers captured 38-year-old Calvin Wilson (not related to victim) above ground shortly afterwards and charged him with assault and reckless endangerment before taking him to a local hospital for an evaluation.

Calvin Wilson has a “history of subway violence,” according to the New York Daily News.

“We’ve encountered him multiple times,” said Police Commissioner Dermot Shea. “We found him sleeping on the subway. We’ve brought him to a shelter multiple times. We arrested him in December for threatening an MTA employee with a pipe.”

“We have brought him as an emotionally disturbed person to the hospital multiple times.”

Victim Rafael Wilson says he is worried about the increase of crime being carried out by mentally-disturbed suspects in New York City.

“What if this was my mom? What if this was someone’s sister? Or someone’s little kid, taking the train to school?” he said.

“We’re just reverting back to basically the 1980s, when the trains were so messed up and people were getting jacked everywhere.”

Subway attacks carried out by deranged vagrants are “becoming too common,” Commissioner Shea said.

In mid-January, a naked man threw another man onto the tracks in front of an oncoming train.

After a Good Samaritan jumped down to rescue the unconscious victim, the naked assailant pursued them onto the tracks, ultimately making contact with the third rail and dying.

During one week in November, three people were pushed off New York City subway platforms by vagrants.

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