Police said Joshua Diaz, 30, was charged with resisting arrest, obstruction of governmental administration, criminal trespass and disorderly conduct after he was arrested Friday for smoking a cigarette on the catwalk, in a restricted area of a subway station in Parkchester.
Police are still investigating if he is responsible for pushing a 28-year-old woman onto the tracks while she waited on the northbound N, Q, R platform just after 9:40 a.m.
There were not a lot of people on the platform at the time of the attack - subway ridership is down 75 percent.
Eyewitness News obtained photos of the suspect:
No words were exchanged between the two.
The man then fled the station and went out onto the street.
The woman sustained a minor injury to her wrist and was taken to the hospital to be checked out. Her condition is unknown. She was not struck by a train.
Police say the Diaz was spotted by patrol officers on a 6 train platform at the Parkchester station. He was wearing the same clothes as in the photo.
They say he was smoking a cigarette on the catwalk, a restricted area.
The motive of the attack is unknown, but police say it appears to be random.
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