Sketch released of man who pushed teen onto subway tracks in Queens
The victim, who suffered only minor injuries, was able to position herself between the platform and the wheels of the train.
Police have released a sketch of a man they say pushed a 17-year-old girl onto subway tracks in front of an oncoming train last weekend in Queens.
On March 5 at about 8:39 p.m. the victim was on the 7 train platform at the Roosevelt Avenue and 103rd Street subway station when a man approached her from behind and pushed her onto the tracks as a train was approaching, authorities said.
The train’s motorman saw the teen on the tracks and was able to activate the emergency brake, according to police. 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 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 previously 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.