Individual fatally shoved in front of New York train


A tragic incident unfolded on Monday when a commuter was pushed onto the tracks of a Manhattan subway station by an emotionally disturbed individual in an unprovoked attack, as reported by police and sources.

The victim was shoved onto the tracks just before 7 pm at the East 125th Street and Lexington Avenue station in East Harlem, coinciding with the arrival of a northbound 4 train, according to police sources.

Despite the train’s efforts to stop, it struck the individual, resulting in their tragic demise. The victim’s identity has not yet been disclosed.

Following the incident, a suspect described as emotionally disturbed was apprehended. Charges are currently pending against them.

This tragic event highlights the impact of mental illness in some instances of subway-related violence. Last year, mental health issues were a factor in half of the assaults on MTA workers within the subway system.

According to sources, the individual suspected of pushing the victim has been identified as Carlton McPherson. He has a previous arrest for assault in October 2023 and was released on bond, with a court appearance scheduled for July.

As a consequence of the incident, service on the 4/5/6 trains experienced severe disruptions and was rerouted to alternate tracks, as confirmed by the MTA.


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