UNION SQUARE — A man was arrested after he choked a stranger at the Union Square subway station, the NYPD said.
Sidney Aime, 29, got into an argument with a 28-year-old woman on the L train platform inside the subway station at East 14th Street and Union Square West at 2:30 a.m. June 1, police said. In the midst of the fight, police saw Aime use both hands to choke the woman, police said.
The two did not know each other before the incident, and the reason for the attack was not immediately clear, police said. The victim was not hurt.
Aime was charged with criminal obstruction of breathing and harassment, according to the Manhattan District Attorney’s office.
He is due back in court on June 26. His attorney did not immediately respond to request for comment.
Other notable crimes that occurred in the 13th Precinct include:
► Fireworks were thrown at customers sitting at the sidewalk cafe at the Coffee Shop located 29 Union Square West, police said.
Police spotted a person hurling lit fireworks beneath a table of customers at about 1:20 a.m. on May 28, scorching customers’ clothing in the process, police said. No injuries were reported.
The suspect fled on a bike going south on Union Square West. Police canvassed the area, but could not find the suspect, the NYPD said.