That’s gotta hurt, I’d hate to be that victim, of all the awful ways to go, getting squished and severed like a bug would definitely not be my first choice.
A 49-year-old woman was recently shoved to her death in front of a moving train at Times Square station Monday afternoon, authorities stated. Reports say that she died at the scene.
The victim was standing on the platform waiting for the train when a crazed woman wearing a pink shirt and scarf shoved her onto the tracks around 1:20 p.m., authorities told reporters.
The woman who allegedly pushed her was taken into custody.
One witness told police that “When I first arrived the train was out of service. And the NYPD and FDNY were evacuating people from the 2 train,”
The witness caught a glimpse of police carrying the woman away who was accused of pushing the victim onto the tracks.
“About 5 minutes ago 20 police officers escorted her out. She was… in mid-twenties, her head was up — kinda proud of what she did,” the witness recalled.
It was also mentioned that two other women may have been involved.
Another witness reported that the woman looked sickeningly proud of what she’d just done as she was hauled off to jail.
The 30-year-old suspect, who has not been identified, was taken into custody at the scene.
Police are unclear if she and the victim knew each other, but reporters say that they were discovered arguing before the push.
The Police and firefighters are currently still investigating.
A motive has not been established, but Liverpool-Turner told authorities she also pushed a German college student to her death last month at Union Square Station, the New York Post reported.
However officers think she is lying as the student is believed to have committed suicide after a breakup.
Witnesses at the time said they saw the 19-year-old jump in front of the train – however NBC reported that police are now revisiting the case.
Liverpool-Turner underwent a psychiatric exam at Bellevue Hospital after her claims, and police sources told the Post she has a history of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
The suspect’s boyfriend, Olief Wilson, said Liverpool-Turner was taking the train on Monday to go shopping in Brooklyn.
It remains unclear whether Liverpool-Turner and Watton had been riding the same train, but police said they did not know each other.
Bystanders notified police officers on the platform after Watton was struck by the train, and Liverpool-Turner was led out of the station by several cops.
William Aubry, the police department’s chief of Manhattan detectives, said investigators are still reviewing surveillance video and interviewing witnesses.
Aubry said: ‘We have a lot of work to do…We are looking at video now and we’re trying to capture the perpetrator and also the victim as they’re entering into the train station.’
Liverpool-Turner had uploaded a passage on her Facebook page of ‘The dangers of the Last Days’ on September 11.
It says: ‘In the last days there will be very difficult times. For people will love only themselves and their money.’
Many of those who saw the attack were visibly shaken.
‘What happened here today is tragic,’ Joseph Fox, chief of transit for the New York City Police Department, told reporters at the station.
One MTA worker told the Post: ‘About five minutes ago, 20 police officers escorted her out. Her head was up — kinda proud of what she did.’
Another subway passenger Lindsey Ramirez wrote on Facebook that she ‘saw a woman getting handcuffed, who looked like she didn’t give a damn’.
Larissa Diaz, who works at a clothing store above the station, told AM New York she realized something had happened because ‘there were so many people outside screaming.’
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