Suspect sought in Corona subway pushing incident: NYPD

By Bill Parry

The NYPD has released a sketch of the suspect wanted for pushing a 17-year-old girl onto subway tracks in front of an oncoming No. 7 train Saturday evening.

Police said a man in his 20s shoved the 17-year-old victim off the Manhattan-bound platform at 103rd Street in Corona around 8:30 p.m.

As the suspect fled the scene, the train’s motorman spotted the girl and slammed on the brakes, as the teenager positioned herself between the platform and the wheels of the subway car, police said.

The victim was taken to Elmhurst Hospital Center with only minor injuries, according to the NYPD.

The suspect was caught on surveillance video. Police said he is a Hispanic man in his mid-to-late 20s, about 5-foot-5.

He was last seen wearing a black jacket, white T-shirt, gray pants and white sneakers. Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.

Reach reporter Bill Parry by e-mail at bparry@cnglocal.com or by phone at (718) 260–4538.

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