Police looking for man who pushed teen in front of subway train in Queens

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Sunday, March 6, 2016

CORONA, Queens (WABC) -- Police are searching for the man who pushed a teenage girl into the path of an oncoming subway train in Queens.[br /][br /]Investigators say he pushed a 17-year-old girl onto the tracks in front of an oncoming 7 train Saturday night at the Roosevelt Avenue and 103rd Street station.[br /][br /]The motorman of the train saw the female on the train tracks as the train was approaching, and he activated the emergency brake.[br /][Ads /][br /]The teenager was able to duck between the platform and the wheels of the train, and avoid being seriously hurt.[br /][br /]She was removed to Elmhurst hospital via EMS with only minor injuries. The male fled from the mezzanine area of the station toward the street area.[br /][br /]The suspect is described as approximately mid-to-late 20's, 5'5", last seen wearing a black jacket, white t-shirt, gray pants and white sneakers.[br /][br /]Surveillance video of the male fleeing the scene is attached and available at DCPI.[br /][br /]Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782) The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at [url HREF="http://WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM[br /]" TARGET="http://WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM[br /]" REL="http://WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM "]http://WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM [/url][br /]