NEW YORK - Police arrested a homeless man in connection with a shoving incident onto subway tracks in Brooklyn.
Michael Medlock, 33, faces several charges including attempted assault, reckless endangerment and menacing.
The NYPD had offered a $2,500 reward for information on the suspect wanted for pushing a 29-year-old man onto tracks at the Atlantic Avenue- Barclays Center station on November 22.
Footage of the push was shared by NYPD Crime Stoppers. It shows the victim climbing back onto the platform to safety by himself. The suspect fled the station by train, reports said.
The incident was the third in the space of a week in which a person was shoved from a train platform on to the tracks below.
On November 19, a woman survived after she was pushed into the path of an oncoming train at 14th Street-Union Square station in Manhattan.
On November 18, reports said a man was pushed onto the tracks at 42nd Street-Bryant Park station in Manhattan, after a dispute with a suspect who was asking for money.
Mayor Bill de Blasio promised more police officers in subway stations when asked about the attacks.
"I'm real concerned and we got to make sure that New Yorkers have confidence that they can go and use the subway and know help will be there for them," de Blasio said Monday. "So, NYPD is going to be increasing its presence in the subways. That will be very visible."
With the Associated Press
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