A 40-year- old Asian woman in New York City was pushed Saturday morning into the tracks in front of an oncoming train.
Michelle Alyssa Go, who lived in the Upper West Side of Manhattan, was waiting on the platform when she was apparently shoved from behind, fell onto the tracks, and struck by a train pulling into the station.
According to the New York City Police, the incident occurred in a Times Square Subway station at approximately 9:30 a.m., when the woman, aged about 40, was pushed onto the tracks in front of a southbound R train.
The suspect initially fled the scene but turned himself into transit police a short while later.
At a news conference, Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell said, “This incident was unprovoked, and the victim does not appear to have had any interaction with the subject.”
The suspect has been identified as Simon Martial, 61. Martial has a criminal history and has been on parole, NBC said, quoting Assistant Chief Jason Wilcox.
Wilcox added that the victim was the second woman who the suspect had approached. The first also feared he would push her onto the tracks.
“He does have in the past three emotionally disturbed encounters with us that we have documented,” Wilcox said.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.