Bronx Woman Reportedly Tossed Onto Subway Tracks by Mystery Attacker

By Alan Neuhauser on June 8, 2012 8:56am 

Patricia Villa, 49, was reportedly thrown onto subway tracks in The Bronx on Tuesday, June 5, 2012.
Patricia Villa, 49, was reportedly thrown onto subway tracks in The Bronx on Tuesday, June 5, 2012.
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BRONX — A Bronx woman reportedly waiting for a ride home on the 6 train was thrown onto the tracks by an assailant and then rescued by classmates moments before an oncoming train pulled into the station.

Patricia Villa, 49, was standing on the platform at the Hunts Point Avenue station about 9 p.m. Tuesday with fellow students from an ESL class, when a man jumped out and attacked her, the Daily News reported.

“I just remember someone grabbing my head — boom — and then he twisted and threw me,” Villa told the paper.

Villa reportedly blacked out for several seconds, and when she came to just inches from the electrified third rail, she said she heard people screaming, "The train is coming!"

Someone grabbed Villa's left hand and pulled her up, seconds before a train pulled into the station on the express track, not the local rail where Villa had fallen, the Daily News reported. 

She reportedly received six staples for a gash on her head.

A classmate to the News he ran after the attacker and managed to punch him in the back, but he got away.

No arrests were made after the attack.

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