A NYC stage actress was arrested early Saturday morning in the Union Square subway station after allegedly trying to shove a woman in front of a moving train. A witness told NYPD officers that Keira Keeley, 35, intentionally shoved the unnamed victim toward a 4 train as it pulled into the station shortly after midnight, but the victim was able to save herself by grabbing onto a pillar.
The victim sustained bruises on her right elbow, a wrist injury, and a back injury, but refused medical attention at the scene, according to an NYPD spokesperson. It is unclear what, if anything, motivated the alleged attack, but police say it does not appear that Keeley, a Bronx resident, knew the victim.
A police source told the Daily News the victim "didn’t see her attacker, but she felt the shove from behind." Keeley reportedly told cops at the scene she had merely bumped into the woman. According to the NY Post's sources, Keeley had been drinking with her boyfriend at 12th Street Ale House, "where she drank four glasses of wine" and reportedly felt "wiggly."
Keeley, who has appeared in off-Broadway productions of The Glass Menagerie and Angels in America, was charged with assault and released on bail.