Man Arrested For Throwing Subway Rider Onto Tracks, Then Hitting Him With Metal Lock

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A 24-year-old man was charged with assault for allegedly attacking a subway rider at a Brooklyn train station last week.

Police say that on March 27th, around 11:35 p.m. at the 95 Street in Bay Ridge, a dispute between the suspect and a 29-year-old man evolved into a physical fight, where "the individual threw the victim onto the southbound train tracks. Good Samaritans helped the victim back onto the platform where the individual hit him in the face with a metal lock that was attached to a string."

Video shows the men arguing and the victim lying down in the subway tracks (the Post reports that power to the third rail was cut by then).

Police arrested Jairus Diaz, a Bronx resident, for second-degree assault. When asked how the police found Diaz, an NYPD spokesperson said, "Good police work."

Diaz was arrested on Saturday for allegedly opening the door of a car at a Taco Bell in Bay Ridge, at 4th Avenue and 87th Street, and punching the driver repeatedly. After Diaz was arraigned for that assault and released on his own recognizance, according to the Post, "the arresting officer from Saturday’s case recognized his photo and notified transit cops, who quickly re-arrested him, police said."

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