Woman shoved into moving NYC subway train; 1 in custody

NEW YORK CITY — Police arrested a woman Tuesday morning on suspicion of pushing another woman into a moving train at the Times Square subway station.

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Police took the suspect, identified as 29-year-old Anthonia Egebara, into custody around 9:30 a.m. on a charge of attempted murder, WPIX reported.

Authorities told the news station that Egebara was the woman seen in surveillance video standing from her seat around 8 a.m. Monday and shoving another woman into the No. 1 train as it pulled into the station.

The victim, identified as a 42-year-old woman, hit her face against the train and fell back onto the subway platform, leaving her with serious injuries, WNBC reported. Investigators told the news station that neither the victim nor the suspect spoke with one another before the shove.

“This unprovoked attack was senseless and absurd,” MTA acting Chief Communications Officer Tim Minton said in a statement obtained by WABC-TV. “The city needs to provide additional mental health services to assist those who may endanger themselves and others. The NYPD’s rapid identification and arrest in this case makes riders safer.”

Authorities continue to investigate.