NEW YORK - Police have arrested a suspect in connection with a disturbing and unprovoked attack at a subway station in the Bronx.
Miguel Ramirez, 35, is accused of pushing a 26-year-old man onto the tracks in the E. 149th St. and Southern Boulevard station in Mott Haven on Saturday.
The 26-year-old man was standing on the northbound platform of the 6 train when Ramirez lunged at him but then pulled back, the NYPD said. Moments later, Ramirez rushed at the man and pushed him into the track as a train was arriving in the station.
Witnesses helped the victim climb back onto the platform before the train could hit him. The victim suffered minor leg injuries. EMS took him to NYC Health + Hospitals/ Jacobi in stable condition.
Police officers arrested Ramirez at about 2 a.m. on Tuesday, the NYPD said. His is charged with attempted murder, attempted assault, and reckless endangerment.
There have been a series of violent incidents in the subway system including several recent killings.
A 15-year-old was fatally shot on a subway train in Queens on Friday afternoon. Jayjon Burnett was on a train around 3:40 p.m. at the Mott Avenue Subway Station in Far Rockaway when he was gunned down. Keyondre Russell of Queens was arrested Saturday in connection with the case.