A 63-year-old woman was thrown off a New York City subway platform in the latest attack of its kind on Tuesday, according to authorities.
Louis Morales, 22, was reportedly arrested and charged with assault and reckless endangerment following the unprovoked attack.
“The woman was standing on the Queens-bound J platform at the Broadway Junction station around 1:45 p.m. when a stranger who was changing his pants on the platform suddenly shoved her onto the tracks without saying a word,” the New York Post reports.
The victim was not struck by a train but suffered a severe leg injury and was taken to Brookdale University Hospital for treatment.
“I can’t believe it happened, I was shocked,” a friend of the victim told the Post.
“You take your life in your hands going into the subway these days.”
Morales reportedly has prior arrests for grand larceny in 2020 and also for menacing and assault in 2019.
During one week in November, three people were pushed off New York City subway platforms in unprovoked ambushes.
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