Woman Captured on Video Shoving Another Woman Into Moving Subway Train Arrested

Woman Captured on Video Shoving Another Woman Into Moving Subway Train Arrested
One of the Z subway trains passes by along the tracks in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, on Dec. 17, 2009. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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New York City police arrested a woman on Tuesday in connection to an attack in a Times Square subway station where another woman was shoved into a moving train, Fox News reported.

Video released of the incident shows a female suspect getting up from a bench and pushing a woman into a moving train as it entered the station, before calmly walking away, Fox News reported. Police said they arrested a woman from Queens, Anthonia Egegbara, 29, and charged her with attempted murder.

The victim, 42, did not fall onto the tracks, but hit the side of the moving train and ricocheted back onto the platform, Fox News reported. Suffering from serious, but not life-threatening, facial injuries, according to police, the victim was taken to a nearby hospital, PIX 11 reported.

Investigators said there was no exchange of words between the assailant and the victim before the shoving incident, NBC reported. The assailant was able to escape the scene, though NYPD officers interviewed witnesses and canvassed the area after the incident.

Detectives were unable to identify the suspected assailant as of Monday, and NYPD Crime Stoppers asked anyone with information to call 1-800-577-TIPS, Fox News reported.

A man in his 30s reportedly hurt himself by accidental gunshot at the same transit hub later on Monday, but the two incidents are not thought to be related, NBC reported. The same NYPD officers who responded to the shoving incident were the ones who responded to later reports of gunfire.

Officers were on the scene both above and below ground, and an investigation into the shooting is ongoing, NBC reported.

By Sebastian Hughes

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