2016-03-16 / Front Page

Queens Man Nabbed In Corona Subway Shove

A 38-year-old Queens man is facing life in prison for shoving a teenager into the path of a Manhattan-bound train on March 5.

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 George Pautt approached her from behind and pushed her on the tracks, just as the train roared into the station.

The girl managed to squeeze into a space between the platform and the wheels of the train, police said. The motorman spotted the teen 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 rib injuries and released.

Pautt was arrested early Thursday morning and charged with second-degree attempted murder at his arraignment at Queens Criminal Court.

He is facing life in prison, if convicted.

–Liz Goff

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