Man dead after being shoved in front of subway in Queens in yet another transit fatality

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A 48-year-old man was fatally shoved in front of an oncoming Queens subway train during Monday night’s rush hour after he accidentally bumped into another rider, cops and police sources said.

The senseless crime occurred after the pusher’s cellphone dropped onto the tracks when he was bumped into at the Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue 74th Street station just before 4:45 p.m., according to cops and the sources.

The man who was bumped into yelled at the other man to retrieve his phone from the tracks, sources said. The rider refused and the pair got into a scuffle.

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NYPD at the scene of where a man was fatally shoved onto the subway tracks at the Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue 74th Street station in Queens on October 17, 2022.
NYPD at the scene of where a man was fatally shoved onto the subway tracks at the Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue 74th Street station in Queens on October 17, 2022.
The 48-year-old man was pushed after accidentally bumping into another person, according to police and sources.
The 48-year-old man was pushed after accidentally bumping into another person, according to police and sources.
The fatal shove happened just before 4:45 p.m. in rush hour.
The fatal shove happened just before 4:45 p.m. in rush hour.
The suspect's cellphone was knocked onto the track and started a scuffle after the victim refused to retrieve it.
The suspect’s cellphone was knocked onto the track and started a scuffle after the victim refused to retrieve it.
The fatal shove is the ninth subway homicide in New York City this year.
The fatal shove is the ninth subway homicide in New York City this year.

The man who lost his phone then pushed the victim down to the tracks — in front of an oncoming Jamaica-bound F train, according to police.

The victim was rushed to Elmhurst Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The fatal shove is the ninth homicide in the city’s subway system this year — breaking 2021’s 25-year high of eight murders within the system.

The suspect was taken into police custody. He has not yet been charged.

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