It just keeps happening.
According to a report from The New York Post, a 48-year-old man is dead after being shoved off the subway platform and in front of a Queens train; the event happened during Monday night’s rush hour after he accidentally bumped into another man.
More Details From The New York Post:
The senseless crime occurred after the pusher’s cellphone dropped onto the tracks when he was bumped into at the Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue 74th Street station just before 4:45 p.m., according to cops and the sources.
The 50-year-old man who was bumped yelled at the other man to retrieve his phone from the tracks, sources said. The rider refused and the pair got into a scuffle.
The man who lost his phone then pushed the victim, identified as Heriberto Quintana, down to the tracks — in front of an oncoming Jamaica-bound F train, according to sources and police.
“I heard a loud argument, an altercation. It was two Spanish guys — older, like in their 50s,” an MTA station cleaner at the Jackson Heights station said. “You could hear them yelling on the mezzanine level. Then I heard screams and ran down to the platform.”
Police were able to apprehend the suspect and take him into custody.
This is the ninth homicide in the NYC subway this year — breaking 2021’s 25-year high of eight murders within the system.
“It’s sad this is the new normal,” said the station cleaner, who has worked for the MTA for 15 years. “I’ve worked down here half my life. If it’s not a subway surfer, it’s a fight; if it’s not a fight, it’s a stabbing or a shooting.”
More over at The New York Post:
“Man dead after he's shoved in front of train” but @errollouis & @JustinBrannan had great rides on the subway last week. @NYCMayor is still working on changing ur perception of crime in NYC not ur reality. https://t.co/ogDSVw888u
— John D. Macari Jr. 🇺🇸🗽 (@JohnDMacari) October 18, 2022