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Man Wanted For Pushing Teenager Onto Train Tracks

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March 8, 2016 Staff Report

Police have released a sketch of the suspect wanted for pushing a 17-year-old girl onto the subway tracks in Corona this weekend.

The suspect approached the woman from behind on the Manhattan-bound platform of the Roosevelt Avenue and 103rd Street subway station at 8:40 p.m. on Saturday. He then pushed her in front of an oncoming 7 train, police said.

The train motorman saw the woman on the tracks and activated the emergency brake.

The woman was able to position herself between the platform and the wheels of the train, police said.

She was taken to Elmhurst hospital via EMS with only minor injuries. The suspect fled from the mezzanine area of the station toward the street area, according to police.

The individual being sought is described as a Hispanic male, mid-to-late 20s, 5 feet 5 inches, last seen wearing a black jacket, white T-shirt, gray pants and white sneakers.

Along with the sketch, the police have released surveillance video of the suspect fleeing the scene.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.

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