Police Release Footage Of Man Pushing Bystander Onto Subway Tracks

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The New York City Police Department released footage Sunday of a victim being shoved onto subway tracks.

An unidentified man in a dark jacket and hooded sweatshirt can be seen forcefully shoving the 29-year-old victim onto the subway tracks in Brooklyn at 11:30 am, the New York Post reported.

The victim’s girlfriend can then be seen engaging in a physical confrontation with the man before he flees the scene. The victim was able to safely climb away from the subway tracks, police said, according to the New York Post. The suspect had been sleeping on the same subway as the couple before waking up screaming and following them off the train before the violent incident, according to the report. (RELATED: New York City Cop Pummeled By Mob, Police Say)

There have been several instances of dangerous subway shoving in New York City, the New York Post reported, with two back-to-back confrontations in the prior week. (RELATED: Police Bust Underground Fight Club In The Bronx For Violating Coronavirus Restrictions)

A 40-year-old woman was shoved onto the subway tracks at the 14th Street-Union Square station Thursday, which was also caught on video, the New York Post reported. The woman was not seriously injured and the suspect was charged with attempted murder. 

Another victim was shoved onto the subway tracks at the Bryant Park station Wednesday by a homeless man, the New York Post reported. The suspect was arrested moments later and charged with attempted murder and assault reckless endangerment, police said.