A terrifying surveillance video which has gone viral shows the moment a 52-year-old woman was shoved onto the subway tracks Sunday afternoon, the New York City Police Department (NYPD) said.
The NYPD posted this video on Twitter on Tuesday. It shows the woman, who was not identified, as she appeared to have been pushed onto the tracks by a man wearing a white shirt, camouflage shorts, a backwards hat and red backpack.
The incident took place at New York’s Westchester Ave/Jackson Ave subway station in the Bronx around 4:40 p.m. Sunday, the police indicated in the tweet.
The video shows the male, also not identified, as he grabbed the woman and pushed her onto the southbound train tracks, where the train was not approaching at the time of the incident, ABC 7 NY reported.
Bystanders helped her get back onto the platform, a Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) spokesperson said, according to the New York Post.
The woman broke her collarbone and sustained cuts as a result of the incident, ABC 7 NY also reported. She was transported to a local hospital but is expected to recover.
The unidentified male believed to be involved in the incident is wanted for assault, with the police asking that anyone with information to contact the NYPD tip line at 800-577-TIPS, according to the NYPD’s tweet.