Shocking footage has shown a man allegedly shoving a complete stranger into the path of an oncoming train.
The victim, a 40-year-old woman, was caught on camera appearing to be thrown across the platform and onto the tracks at a subway station in New York City, New York, US.
Just a few seconds later, a train pulls up and travels over her.
Another passenger on the platform grabs his head in shock and turns away.
Officers from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority then spot the suspect, who does not flee the scene.
The woman incredibly survived the horrific ordeal 14th Street-Union Square station on Thursday morning (November 19), suffering only only minor injuries.
New York Police Department Assistant Chief Kathleen O’Reilly said: “She fell, fortunately for her, between the roll bed and the rails and there, but for the grace of God, sustained minor injuries.
According to police, the suspect said nothing before allegedly shoving the woman.
“The perpetrator had no contact with the victim,” Ms O’Reilly said.
“It’s very disturbing. We see him waiting, calculating, for the train to approach the station and the opportune moment.”
Police have since identified the suspect as 24-year-old Aditya Vemulapati and charged him with attempted murder and assault reckless endangerment, report the New York Post.
Andre Gunter witnessed the incident from inside the train.
“I was in front, and then the next thing you kind of see somebody like falling on the track,” he told CBS2.
“Then in a couple of seconds, the conductor stopped the train. This was before we even pulled up 100%. Then he came out, like traumatized, he was like ‘that was a person’.”
The victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital and returned home later in the day with cuts on her head.
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