62-Year-Old Falls On New York Subway Tracks After Unprovoked Attack

Efthymis Oraiopoulos
By Efthymis Oraiopoulos
October 25, 2022New York
62-Year-Old Falls On New York Subway Tracks After Unprovoked Attack
A man walks past a subway stop in Manhattan on Dec. 5, 2012. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

A 62-year-old man was punched and fell on subway tracks in New York on Oct. 23, The New York Post reported, citing police.

The victim was punched in the face in an unprovoked attack.

According to a New York Police Department (NYPD) spokesperson, the attack might have been criminal activity seen as a game by some younger people on social media, who dare each other to knock out a stranger with one punch, and record the incident.

The victim was removed from the tracks, as fortunately no train was coming. He was transferred to a hospital where he remains in stable condition.

The suspect was later arrested by police in the subway station.

The incident comes as New York has seen a rise in violent crime over the past year that has included deadly attacks on subway riders.

A New York City man was arrested on Oct. 18 after being accused of getting into a fight over a cellphone, resulting in a man being fatally struck by an oncoming train at a subway station in Queens.

The suspect, Carlos Garcia, 50, has been charged with manslaughter in connection to the death of Queens resident Heriberto Quintana, 48, NYPD officials announced.

In another case on Oct. 15, NYPD asked the public to help identify a suspect who shoved a subway rider in front of an oncoming train. The victim, a 26-year-old man, was helped back to the platform by witnesses at the scene but sustained injuries to his legs.

On June 5, a 52-year-old was pushed onto the train tracks by a man in the Bronx, New York. Video footage released by the NYPD captures the terrifying moment when the 52-year-old unidentified woman was tossed over the platform onto the southbound tracks on June 5 at the Westchester and Jackson train station.

In mid-February, 40-year-old Michelle Alyssa Go was intentionally pushed to her death in front of an oncoming Times Square subway train. The suspect was identified as 61-year-old Martial Simon and was charged with second-degree murder in connection with her death.

Lorenz Duchamps contributed to this report. 

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