Man accused of pushing woman to get seat on NYC subway

MIDTOWN, Manhattan (WABC) -- New York City police want to question the man accused of pushing a woman on the subway to get a seat.

The incident was reported Tuesday around 6:30 p.m. at the 53rd Street and 7th Avenue subway station.

Authorities say a 27-year-old woman was on a southbound B train when the man pushed her with his shoulder to get to a seat.

The victim said she experienced back pain but refused medical attention at the scene.

The woman took a picture of the man before he got off the train.

UPDATE: Police say Gregg Brochin surrendered to authorities in connection with this incident. He is currently charged with third-degree assault.

A spokesperson for Davis & Gilbert released a statement saying:
"Davis & Gilbert fully supports Gregg Brochin, who we understand has denied these allegations. For more than 15 years, we have worked with Gregg at our firm and have known him to be nothing other than an exceptional lawyer, a professional and a family man. It is our understanding that Gregg and his lawyer are working with the authorities to address these claims."

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