Deranged man pushes Asian woman to death at Times Square subway station
By Joe Marino, Larry Celona & Dean Balsamini
A deranged man allegedly shoved an Asian woman to her death in front of an oncoming subway train Saturday morning in Times Square, police and sources told The Post.
The horrifying episode unfolded at around 9:40 a.m. when the unidentified woman was struck by a southbound R train at the Times Square station on West 42nd Street and Broadway, an NYPD spokeswoman said.
The attack appeared random, sources said.
“A person of interest has been taken into custody,” the department spokeswoman said.
A man walked into a transit precinct on Canal Street and confessed, sources said.
The man, who has a gray beard and was wearing black hooded jacket, stuck his tongue out at photographers as he was being led into the Midtown South precinct on West 35th Street.
The victim was with two other women when she was pushed, a police source said.
Mayor Eric Adams arrived at the Times Square station around noon, went inside immediately and left without speaking to the press.
Terrified straphangers said the mayor has “a lot of work to do” to make the Big Apple safe again.
“It could have been me, it’s scary,” said Roxana Jones, 44, a home aide who lives in Brooklyn and was at the station Saturday afternoon.
Ariana Shaghaghi, 24, who works in fashion and lives in Manhattan, said she tries to be extra cautious on subway platforms and stand away from the tracks.
“I just think something needs to change because it’s getting worse,” Shaghaghi said. “They tried with the COVID to clean the subways, but I feel that with the homelessness it’s gotten worse. We need to do something about it soon, it’s just terrible.”
The shoving was the second one on the same Times Square platform in a little more than two months.
Via New York Post
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