Woman shoved onto subway tracks; man sought: NYPD

Posted at 11:41 AM, Dec 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-14 13:41:01-05

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    Manhattan, NY (WPIX) — A man is wanted for questioning after a woman was pushed onto subway tracks at Union Square Thursday, according to police.

The incident happened at tracks for the northbound Nos. 4 and 5 trains at 10:47 a.m., police said.

Police first said the woman was pushed, then later said she fell.

At last update, police said the woman was shoved, but it is not clear if it was intentional or an accident.

A man is now being sought for questioning. He was described as heavy set and last seen wearing a black jacket, beanie and grey, hooded sweatshirt.

A picture of him was tweeted out by NYPD Transit.

Commuters helped the woman up from the tracks, and she never made contact with a train, police said.

Our detectives are seeking information on the identify or whereabouts of this man, wanted for questioning about an assault at 14th St Union Square station this morning where a woman was pushed to the tracks- Know him? Witness the incident? ☎️ @NYPDTips at 800-577-TIPS

— NYPD Transit (@NYPDTransit) December 13, 2018

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