A New York man was pushed to his death in front of a subway train at a station in the borough of Queens in the second such fatality this month, according to police.
Bloomberg reports that the victim was sent tumbling onto the tracks into the path of a No. 7 train shortly after 8 p.m. Thursday at the subway stop at Queens Boulevard and 40th Street, said Paul Browne, a spokesman for the New York City Police Department.
Police have tentatively identified the victim as a 46-year-old man who lived in Queens and worked in a printing business, which Browne declined to identify. He had no family in New York, police said.
The man’s body remained under the train for at least two hours after the incident while police investigated, said Lieutenant John Grimpel, a police spokesman. Detectives are searching for the suspect and have a video of a woman running from the subway stop, according to the police.
The suspect is a heavy-set Hispanic woman in her 20s, approximately 5 feet 5 inches tall with brown or blonde hair, Browne said. She was wearing a blue, white and gray ski coat and Nike shoes that were gray on top with red soles.
Witnesses said the woman was walking back and forth on the platform, talking to herself, police said. She took a seat alone on a wooden bench near the north end of the platform, and when the train pulled into the station, stood up and approached the victim from behind and pushed him, Browne said.
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