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66-Year-Old Woman Pushed Into Train at 74th Street Jackson Heights Station in Random Attack

July 8, 2021 By Allie Griffin

A 66-year-old woman was shoved into a subway train by a stranger at a station in Jackson Heights on Sunday.

The woman was standing on the train platform inside the 74th Street–Roosevelt Avenue station at around 11:45 p.m. when another woman randomly pushed her into a northbound E train, which was stopped at the station, police said.

The 66-year-old fell into the safety chains of the train. EMS rushed her to Queens General Hospital for an abrasion to her knee and swelling to her ankle, police said.

The suspect in the attack is believed to be a Hispanic woman, approximately 25-years-old and 5 feet 3 inches tall.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips.

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Allison

We all need to be vigilant while waiting on the subway platform. This should be at anytime – day or night. Try to stand a foot or two back from the yellow line. And DO NOT lean overtosee if the train is approaching. Check the status that is posted at many stations or your MTA phone app. Guard your bags, wallet, pocketbook, etc. so you are not easy prey.

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