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Actress Tries to Shove Woman in Front of Train in Union Square, Police Say

By Allegra Hobbs | October 10, 2017 11:24am
 Keira Keeley, 35, is a New York actress who has appeared in off-broadway shows including The Glass Menagerie.
Keira Keeley, 35, is a New York actress who has appeared in off-broadway shows including The Glass Menagerie.
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MANHATTAN — An off-Broadway actress was arrested for trying to push a woman into the path of an oncoming subway train at the Union Square station, officials said.

Keira Keeley, 35, came up behind the 57-year-old victim and tried to shove her toward the tracks as a northbound 4 train pulled into the station shortly about 11:40 p.m. Friday, police and prosecutors said.

The victim managed to save herself by grabbing onto a pillar, police said. She suffered bruises to her arm and pain to her back and wrist, according to the criminal complaint.

It wasn't immediately clear why Keeley, has appeared in several off-Broadway shows, attacked the woman.

The actress, from Highbridge in The Bronx, was arrested about a half hour later after a witness identified her, police said. She was charged with felony first-degree attempted assault, court records show. 

Keeley was held at a detention facility for two days but released Monday after paying her $7,500 bail, according to prosecutors and city Department of Corrections records.

Neither Keeley nor her Legal Aid attorney immediately returned requests for comment.

Keeley has starred in several off-Broadway productions, including "The Glass Menagerie" at the Roundabout Theater, according to her website.

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