Man arrested after woman pushed onto New York City subway tracks

Man shoved onto Manhattan subway tracks by suspected panhandler

Woman Struck by Train After Man Pushes Her Onto Tracks in 'Unprovoked Attack'

"Is this happening? Now I understand why everybody and the police say to me, 'You are alive for the miracles".

Aditya Vemulapati was arrested and booked on suspicion of attempted murder, reckless endangerment, attempted assault in the first degree and assault in the second degree, according to a criminal complaint filed by Manhattan prosecutors.

A report in NBC News said a judge ordered Vemulapati held until his December 4 court date. There was no train coming at the time.

"What I remember, when I arrived there, I wanted to listen to my Bible, so I put it on this one, and it's the last thing that I remember", Sagbaicela said. When the UPS worker refused, he was pushed to the tracks.

"It's very disturbing. We see him waiting, calculating for the train to approach the station and at the opportune moment he pushed the victim onto the tracks", Kathleen O'Reilly, NYPD Chief of Transit Capt., said.

She said she only realized what happens at Bellevue Hospital, where she was treated for a head injury.

Police described Vemulapati as a homeless man.

Police say that suspect, 23-year-old Justin Pena, has a history of violently attacking straphangers. Her 14-year-old daughter, Mia Llanos goes to high school in the city and takes the same train to the same stop.

Sagbaicela, a housekeeper who lives in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, said she thought she had fainted and fallen onto the tracks.

But instead of being a big, bloody stain on the tracks at Union Square after a deranged man shoved her in front of an oncoming train Thursday morning, Liliana Sagbaicela is a miracle survivor.

"We can not be a collection or a location where we just gather folks who are experiencing a mental health crisis", she concluded.

On Wednesday at another station, a man who was begging pushed another man on to the tracks when he would not give him money.

"It's gotta be addressed, and I'm desperate for this mayor or the next to take it on", MTA President Sarah Feinberg said.

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