LOWER EAST SIDE — A straphanger waiting for an F train at East Broadway was pushed onto the train tracks by a stranger early Wednesday morning, police said.
The 58-year-old victim was standing on the platform at approximately 3:45 a.m. when a man pushed him onto the tracks before fleeing on a Brooklyn-bound F train, according to the NYPD.
The victim was able to get back onto the platfrom and ran to the Stop 1 Deli located nearby on Madison Street and Rutgers slip, according to police sources.
Police said the victim hurt his leg and back during the fall and called for assistance. He was taken to NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital for evaluation.
Police said the attacker wore a black leather jacket and a black hat. It was not immediately clear whether any arrests had been made in connection to the incident.
— Additional reporting by Murray Weiss.