Man Who Pushed Woman Onto Train Tracks Has Been Arrested

Chris Jasurek
By Chris Jasurek
October 23, 2017World News
Man Who Pushed Woman Onto Train Tracks Has Been Arrested
People wait as a Mass Transit Railway (MTR) in this file photo on April 16, 2002 in Hong Kong. (Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)

A man who pushed a woman off a Hong Kong subway platform has been arrested.

The 56-year-old man, believed to be from Southeast Asia, was caught on closed-circuit television (CCTV) walking along a subway platform in Hong Kong’s Yuen Long station on the morning of Oct. 21.

The man approached a 59-year-old woman, who worked as a cleaner at the station.

While the woman waved cheerfully to a friend across the tracks, the man, wearing a beige cap, green shirt, and brown pants, came up behind the woman and shoved her off the platform. The woman fell several feet onto the tracks below.

The man walked on as if nothing had happened. The woman lay motionless for a few moments, likely stunned by what happened.

There were no trains approaching, and the woman was eventually rescued.

A police spokeswoman told the South China Morning Post the man was arrested outside the subway station shortly after the incident. The police have no idea why he pushed the woman.

The man, who had a Hong Kong identity card, was charged with suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

The woman, identified only by her last name Leung, was taken to nearby Pok Oi Hospital and treated for injuries to her jaw.

The closed-circuit TV tape of the incident has gone viral, with thousands of shares on social media.

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