A homeless man with a history of mental problems is accused of pushing Michelle Go onto the train tracks at a New York City station, where she was hit by a train Saturday, January 15. She was waiting for a southbound train when the attack occurred.
“This incident was unprovoked, and the victim does not appear to have had any interaction with the subject,” NYPD Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell said. The accused attacker fled the scene but later turned himself into police.
Another woman at the same station told police that the man had also approached her and that she was fearful that he would push her onto the tracks. “He approaches her and he gets in her space. She gets very, very alarmed,” Jason Wilcox, the assistant police chief said. He was describing the encounter of the other woman. “She tries to move away from him and he gets close to her, and she feels that he was about to physically push her onto the train. As she’s walking away she witnesses the crime where he pushes our other victim in front of the train.”