Man killed after being pushed onto subway train tracks in East Harlem; 1 person in custody

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Tuesday, March 26, 2024
Man killed after being pushed into path of oncoming train
Anthony Carlo is in East Harlem, where one man was killed after being pushed in an unprovoked attack on Monday.

EAST HARLEM, Manhattan (WABC) -- One person was killed and another is in custody following an unprovoked attack inside a subway station in East Harlem.

Police say a man was pushed onto train tracks and killed by an incoming No. 4 train at the E. 125th Street and Lexington Avenue station.

A 45-year-old man was taken into custody with charges pending, officials say.

The investigation is ongoing.

The news sent shockwaves among commuters Monday evening.

"You know you want to be able to trust your fellow citizens, but it's tough," said one straphanger, who frequently uses that very station to travel.

Of course, this comes as the NYPD has been trying to curb the violence in the transit system by surging officers into stations to make New Yorkers feel safe.

But when it comes to the heavily trafficked station at 125th Street and Lexington, one subway rider says there's a glaring need.

"They should enhance more those drug programs, rehabilitation," said Mela. "Mental health awareness needs to be more emphasized."

Two MTA employees were transported to local area hospitals for evaluation, presumably because of the horror they witnessed.


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