Detectives tracked down and booked a Corona man on Thursday night for allegedly shoving a 15-year-old girl onto the tracks with a 7 train approaching at a neighborhood station last week.
Police arrested George Pautt of 42nd Avenue in Corona on a second-degree attempted murder charge in connection with the incident that occurred at 8:29 p.m. on March 5 at the 103rd Street-Corona Plaza station.
According to authorities, the teen was standing on the 7 train platform at the Roosevelt Avenue and 103rd Street station at 8:29 p.m. on March 5. when Pautt approached her from behind and hurled her onto the tracks in front of the oncoming train.
The train’s operator saw the girl on the tracks and activated the emergency brake, police stated. The teen was able to position herself between the platform and the wheels of the train, avoiding serious injury.
Officers from the 115th Precinct and EMS units responded to the scene. The girl was removed to Elmhurst Hospital and treated for minor injuries.
Police did not know of a motive for the attack.