Disturbed Homeless Man Arrested After Breaking Man’s Jaw, Shoving Woman Into Train, Cops Say

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Police arrested a mentally disturbed homeless man in Newark, New Jersey, after he allegedly broke a man’s jaw and shoved a woman into a moving train in a Manhattan subway station on Wednesday.

The attacker, Sabir Jones, was known to the police from a previous arrest and from habitually camping out in subway stations, an NYPD official told The New York Times. Jones reportedly screamed obscenities at a 26-year-old man on the subway platform and then punched the man in the jaw, according to the outlet. (RELATED: Man Who Injured 10 In NYC Subway Shooting Gets Life Sentence)

The young man is now awaiting surgery in the hospital, the Times reported. Jones was also identified as the person who shoved a woman into a moving train, critically injuring her, the outlet noted. Police told NBC News that she was taken to a hospital and that she is expected to survive.

Police described Jones as suffering from “depression and psychosis,” RLS Media reported in a 2021 missing persons notice. Jones was known to a person familiar with some of his social service records to have a history of homelessness, mental illness and drug abuse, per the Times.

Police arrested Jones on Thursday outside Newark Penn Station, NBC News reported.