Police are investigating two crimes that occurred over the past few weeks in the subway, and have released videos and images.
The first occurred on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at about 5:30 a.m. inside the station at 59th Street & Columbus Circle. A 30-year-old man was waiting for the southbound A train when another man came up to him and pushed him onto the tracks without any apparent provocation, police said. The assailant fled in an unknown direction. “EMS responded and transported the victim to Mount Sinai hospital and suffered scratches to the right arm and pain to the right leg and right rib cage. No words were exchanged prior to this unprovoked attack,” police said.
The surveillance video below gives a partial view of the incident:
And last Wednesday, October 7 at 10:34 p.m., police said the man shown below touched a 37-year-old woman’s butt in the 96th Street station at Broadway. “When the victim confronted him about it, the individual apologized and entered further into the station,” police said. The individual is described as a Black man with a salt and pepper beard; last seen wearing a gray hooded sweater, black pants and black sneakers.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips.