Man pushes woman onto subway tracks in Manhattan

A woman escaped serious injury when a stranger walked up to her and pushed her onto the subway tracks in Manhattan on Thursday morning.

The NYPD say it happened about 10:45 a.m. at the Union Square/14th St. Subway Station.  The woman was waiting for a train on the northbound 4/5 line.

Witnesses told police that a black man wearing a gray shirt walked up to the woman and pushed her onto the tracks and then left.  It was unclear if any words were exchanged before the assault.

Other people in the station quickly pulled her up from the tracks before the next train arrived.  The victim suffered only minor injuries.

The attacker was still on the loose Thursday afternoon and no other details were made available by the NYPD.