A 49-year-old woman was standing on the Second Avenue F train platform in lower Manhattan Tuesday night when an unknown man shoved her onto the subway tracks without provocation, according to the NYPD.
A department source told News 4 that the suspect said, "I'm going to push you" just before doing so.
The man fled the scene after the shove around 8:50 p.m. and good Samaritans helped the woman off of the trackbed to safety.
Luckily, no train was approaching on the northbound track where the woman landed, police said. Her injuries amounted to lacerations to the head, and she was already back on the subway platform when cops arrived. EMS transported the woman to Bellevue Hospital in serious but stable condition.
An NYPD spokeswoman told Gothamist the victim did not know the man who pushed her. Police said he was last seen wearing a black shirt and dark pants.
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