NEW YORK (FOX5NY) - Police said a woman is accused of pushing another woman onto the downtown No. 1 train tracks at Times Square subway station on Monday afternoon. The New York Police Department says the victim was 49-year-old Connie Watton, of Queens. She was hit and pinned under a train and died.
Authorities say Watton and another woman, Melanie Liverpool, were talking or arguing on the platform before Liverpool pushed Watton onto the tracks.
The incident took place just after 1 p.m. in the busy transit hub. Police arrested a suspect shortly after the incident because witnesses quickly looked for officers patrolling the platform.
Liverpool is being held without bail after her arraignment Tuesday on a murder charge. Prosecutors said she confessed to the crime, but the 30-year-old Liverpool said in court that she didn't admit to anything. Her lawyer, Mathew Mari, says she is adamant that she isn't guilty.
Authorities have described Liverpool as emotionally disturbed. Mari says she declined to give him details of her medical history.
Train service was delayed because of the incident. No. 1, 2 and 3 trains were running on delays and the No. 2 train was running on the No. 5 line.
The Times Square subway station is the busiest station in the city with more than 66 million passenger visits in 2015, according to the MTA.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.