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Man Throws Bottle at Woman, Then Throws Her Onto Subway Tracks: Police

By Lisha Arino | June 3, 2015 10:23am
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NOHO — A man “acting erratically” pushed a 28-year-old woman onto the subway tracks Monday morning, police said.

The woman was on the platform waiting for a southbound 6 train at the Bleecker Street stop at about 9 a.m. when the man approached her, police said.

“What are you looking at?” he asked her, according to the NYPD.

He then ran up to a garbage can, pulled out an empty plastic bottle, and threw it at the woman before pushing her onto the tracks, police said.

Video released by the NYPD shows a man wearing a powder blue shirt over a black long-sleeved shirt and khakis. He is seen walking across the platform with a red bag, before the video cuts to footage of him running towards the trash can, pulling out the bottle and running the other way.

A group of good Samaritans helped the woman back onto the platform while the suspect fled, police said.

The victim's injuries included cuts on her chin, damage to her front teeth, a sprained wrist and numerous scratches and bruises, police said. She was taken to Bellevue Hospital, where she was treated and released, according to the NYPD.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS, visit its website or text 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.