2016-03-09 / Front Page

Hunt Man In Corona Subway Push Attack

By Liz Goff
Police are searching for a man who pushed a teenage girl into the path of a No.7 train in Corona on Saturday night.

Cops said the 17-year-old girl was standing on the westbound No.7 train platform at the Roosevelt Avenue/103rd Street Station at about 8:30 a.m. on March 5 when the man approached her from behind and pushed her on the tracks, just as the train roared into the station.

The suspect fled to the street and ran in an unknown direction.

The girl managed to squeeze into a space between the platform and the wheels of the train, police said. The motorman spotted the girl on the tracks and slammed on the emergency brakes to prevent the train from speeding into the girl, police said.

The teen was taken to Elmhurst Hospital Center where she was treated for minor injuries and released.

The suspect is described as a male Hispanic, 20-25-years-old, 5-feet, 6-inches tall and 170 pounds. He was wearing a black jacket, white T-shirt, gray pants and white sneakers at the time of the attack.

Anyone with information is urged to call the CrimeStoppers HOTLINE at 1-800-577-TIPS or click on www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.



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