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Cops make arrest after 96-year-old Inwood woman dies from broken hip

Hansel Ramirez was arrested and charged with the alleged assault of Flomena Vargas, who died after a week in the hospital.
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An elderly woman died a week after police said neighbor pushed her to the ground and broke her hip.

Flomena Vargas, 96, died on Monday in NewYork-Presbyterian/The Allen Hospital after a week of observation and care by doctors treating her injury.

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Investigators said Vargas was found on the floor of her Inwood apartment building's lobby at around 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 28.

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Paramedics took Vargas to the nearby hospital in stable condition at the time.

Authorities tracked down her alleged shover, 24-year-old Hansel Ramirez, who lives a few buildings away from Vargas.

Officers charged Ramirez with assault, but NYPD said the investigation was ongoing.

 
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