UPDATE: NYPD has picked up a suspect.
For the second time in less than a month, a New York City subway rider has been killed after being pushed onto the subway tracks.
The 46-year-old victim, Sunando Sen, was waiting at the 40th Street station for a 7 line train in Sunnyside, Queens, just after 8 pm. Witnesses say a 5-foot-5 Hispanic woman — between 20-25 years old, with short, dark and curly hair, and weighing about 190 pounds — came from behind and pushed the unsuspecting victim to his death. She fled the scene, but surveillance cameras nearby picked up her running away.
The New York Post has more on this tragedy:
“This lady, she just pushed the guy on the tracks. Then she ran away. I was screaming and closing my eyes,” said witness Tenzing Tegeng, 21, one of five people on the platform.
“I knew he was gonna get hit by the train. That’s why I closed my eyes. I didn’t want to see it.
“I could see him, and I could see a train coming. And I couldn’t do anything. I was so helpless. He was trying to get up. It was so fast,” she said.
The assailant said nothing as she pushed the man to his doom, a law-enforcement source said, adding, “He didn’t even know she was there.”
The man was struck by a Flushing-bound train.
“He looked shocked. He didn’t scream,” Tegeng said.