Police have released surveillance footage of the woman suspected of pushing a man to his death last night in front of an approaching 7 train at a Queens subway station.
The video shows the suspect frantically fleeing the 40th Street/Lowery Street station in Sunnyside, Queens.
Several witnesses said they saw the woman, who appeared to suffer from some kind of mental illness, pacing back and forth across the subway platform while talking to herself prior to the incident. The suspect proceeded to take a seat on a platform bench before jumping up to push the still unidentified victim off the edge of the platform as the Flushing-bound train approached, police told the NY Daily News.
The victim’s body was struck under the first and second cars of the train, and was so severely mangled that police have yet to uncover the man’s identity. Witnesses told police that the victim didn’t appear to notice the woman before the fatal push, the News reports.
Shortly after allegedly committed the grisly murder, the roughly 5-foot-5 Hispanic woman can be seen darting away from the station.
This incident marks the second fatal subway platform murder of December. Earlier this month 30-year-old Naeem Davis pushed 58-year-old Queens native Ki-Suk Han to his death in front of an on-coming Q train at a station near Times Square.