Police are looking for a suspect they say pushed a 17-year-old girl onto subway tracks in front of an oncoming train Saturday night at a Queens subway station.
On March 5 at about 8:39 p.m. the victim was on the westbound 7 train platform at the Roosevelt Avenue and 103rd Street subway station when a man approached her from behind and pushed her onto the track area as a train was approaching, according to authorities.
The train’s motorman saw the teen on the tracks and was able to activate the emergency brake, police said. The girl positioned herself between the platform and the wheels of the train.
The teen was taken to Elmhurst hospital with only minor injuries.
Police describe the suspect — who fled from the mezzanine area of the station toward the street area — as a Hispanic man, in his mid to late 20s, and 5 feet 5 inches tall. He was last seen wearing a black jacket, white t-shirt, gray pants and white sneakers.
Authorities have released video of the suspect fleeing the scene.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).
The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.