Man Pushed onto Subway Tracks in Times Square

By Tom Liddy on February 26, 2012 10:35am 

Medics put a man into an ambulance after a homeless man allegedly pushed a straphanger off the platform at the Times Square subway station on Feb. 25, 2012.
Medics put a man into an ambulance after a homeless man allegedly pushed a straphanger off the platform at the Times Square subway station on Feb. 25, 2012.
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MANHATTAN — In a frightening episode, a homeless man pushed an unsuspecting straphanger onto the tracks at the Times Square subway station early Saturday morning, according to police and reports.

Andrew Lessey, 29, was charged with reckless endangerment and assault for the alleged incident, according to cops.

Sources said that the 61-year-old victim was standing on the platform waiting for a Brooklyn-bound 3 train when an argument erupted behind him just after 5 a.m.

Lessey then allegedly shoved the victim onto the tracks, but he narrowly avoided hitting the third rail, according to the Daily News.

With the help of fellow subway riders, the victim was able to make it back up onto the platform.

The victim suffered cuts to his face.

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