35-year-old man indicted for allegedly throwing girlfriend on subway tracks in Lower Manhattan

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Friday, April 12, 2024
Man indicted for allegedly shoving girlfriend on subway tracks
Christian Valdez and his 29-year-old girlfriend were having an argument when he allegedly shoved her on to subway tracks.

LOWER MANHATTAN (WABC) -- An indictment was handed down on Thursday for a man who is accused of throwing his girlfriend in front of an oncoming train in Lower Manhattan last month.

Christian Valdez, 35, was indicted on attempted murder charges for allegedly pushing his 29-year-old girlfriend on to the subway tracks at the Fulton Street station.

The two were having an argument, according to police. Valdez fled the scene after the attack.

Court documents revealed that both of the victim's legs were severed by the train and had to be amputated. She also suffered broken ribs.

At the time of the incident, Valdez was out on parole after going to prison for other violent crimes.

He contacted his parole officer and told them what happened. Police arrested Valdez on March 10.

He now faces up to another 25 years in prison.

"As alleged, Christian Valdez callously threw his girlfriend into an oncoming train," said District Attorney Alvin Bragg. "His alleged vicious actions caused serious and permanent injuries, including the amputation of both of the victim's legs. We take all acts of violence against riders very seriously, and my thoughts are with the victim as she navigates this terrible and horrifying incident."


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