74-year-old man pushed onto subway tracks on UES
Police are investigating after a 74-year-old man was pushed onto the subway tracks in an unprovoked attack on the Upper East Side Tuesday morning. FOX 5 NY's Teresa Priolo has the story.
UPPER EAST SIDE - A 74-year-old man was pushed onto the subway tracks in an unprovoked attack on the Upper East Side, the NYPD said.
It happened Tuesday just before 12:30 a.m. at the Hunter College Station near Lexington Avenue and 68th St.
The incident happened at the Utica Avenue subway station in the Crown Heights section. The individual was last seen fleeing the Kingston-Throop Avenue subway station.
According to police, a male suspect in his 30s is being sought.
Prior to the attack, witnesses said the suspect was observed behaving erratically, screaming to himself in the station.
There were no oncoming trains at the time. An MTA worker was able to rescue the man from the tracks.
The stabbing happened at the Prospect Avenue train station in the Longwood section, the NYPD said.
The victim sustained minor injuries, including a small laceration on his hand, as well as some bruising.
He was transported to a hospital for a medical evaluation.