Man pushed onto subway tracks at Atlantic Avenue Barclays Center Station

Law enforcement say the victim was somehow able to pull himself back onto the platform despite bruises and pain from the fall.

News 12 Staff

Nov 23, 2020, 3:08 AM

Updated 1,282 days ago

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A man was pushed onto the subway tracks at the Atlantic Avenue Barclays Center Station Sunday.
Police say that an unknown man pushed the subway rider onto the train tracks and then took off just before 11 30 a.m.
Law enforcement say the victim was somehow able to pull himself back onto the platform despite bruises and pain from the fall.
The incident was one of many recent incidents that have added to a growing number of unprovoked crimes on the subway.
Even though NYPD stats show that crime overall has gone down in 2020, the number of attacks reported in the subway so far are higher than they were this time last year.
The MTA released a statement saying in part, "the city needs to do much more to ensure that those who are mentally ill get the services they need… we appreciate the work and partnership of the NYPD and the MTA pd to police the subway system and investigate these isolated incidents an make arrests when they occur."
No trains were approaching at the time the man was knocked down and he was not taken to the hospital.


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