In New York, police are searching for a man who pushed a teenage girl into the path of an oncoming subway train in Queens. Thankfully, the girl was able to get out of the way train and avoid getting seriously hurt.
Police looking for man who pushed teen in front of subway train in Queens
On Saturday night, a 17-year-old girl was on the platform at the Roosevelt Avenue and 103rd Street station when a man approached her from behind and pushed her on the tracks in front of the oncoming 7 train.
The train's motorman saw the girl on the tracks and was able to activate the emergency brake. The girl, identified by the New York Post as Xinya Huang, was able to position herself between the platform and the train's wheels. She was taken to the hospital and treated for minor injuries.
Police have released blurry surveillance video of the suspect, who fled the station toward the street following the incident:
Who the hell does that? The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, approximately mid-to-late 20s, standing 5-foot-5, and last seen wearing a black jacket, white t-shirt, gray pants and white sneakers.
Anyone with information about 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 or texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577.
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