73-Year-Old Woman Pushed Onto Subway Tracks During Fight
October 20, 2020
BROOKLYN, New York—A pot-smoking stranger shoved a 73-year-old woman onto the subway tracks in Brooklyn on Monday, October 19, after her grandson and her 82-year-old husband demanded he stop smoking on the platform, according to the Daily News.
Police say the family confronted the man smoking on the Manhattan-bound C train platform at the Clinton/Washington Aves. Station around 1:45 pm.
The 30-year-old grandson asked the pot-smoker to snuff it out, an argument soon broke-out and then the smoker started punching and kicking at the straphangers, according to police.
At one point during the melee, the grandmother was knocked onto the subway bed just as a train approached. Thankfully, the train’s operator saw the grandmother fall and stopped the train immediately. MTA sources told the Daily News the woman was then pulled to safety.
The assailant took off before police arrived. Medics took the injured woman to Methodist Hospital, where she is currently listed in stable condition.
The NYPD described the suspect as a man in his 20s or 30s, last seen wearing a backwards hat and a dark hooded sweatshirt.
Update: The grandson, Henry, posted an update on the situation.
Henry here, on behalf of my grandparents and the rest of my family, we would like to thank all of you for your love and support. The outpouring of support that I’ve experienced in the past few hours have been tremendous, and I wouldn’t expect anything less from such an amazing community. My grandfather is doing just fine, he had a laceration sutured up and was sent home the same day. My grandmother suffered a head injury and has been intubated, she also went through surgery this morning to fix her broken foot. I suffered a facial fracture and will be undergoing maxillofacial surgery in the next few days to reconnect my upper jaw to my skull. I will keep everyone updated as things progress.“
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