BROOKLYN, New York (WABC) -- A 14-year-old boy was nearly shoved off a subway platform in Brooklyn after bumping into a man by mistake.
The incident happened on Monday around 9 a.m. Police say the victim was on a moving L train when he accidentally bumped into the suspect.
As the train approached the Bedford Avenue station, both the boy and the man exited the train and walked onto the platform.
The suspect then approached the victim and shoved him towards the track after the train pulled out of the station.
Fortunately, the teen says he managed to avoid falling onto the tracks by grabbing the platform ledge.
He suffered minor injuries and was taken to NYC and Hospitals/Woodhull in stable condition.
The suspect fled in an unknown direction.
Police released a photo of the suspect in hopes it will lead to an arrest.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/, on Twitter @NYPDTips.
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