Straphanger shoved onto NYC subway tracks after dispute



A straphanger was shoved onto subway tracks at a Williamsburg station late Saturday — the latest victim of the Big Apple’s uptick in transit violence, police sources say.

The 47-year-old victim got into a dispute with his attacker at the Broadway and Marcy Avenue station in Brooklyn shortly before midnight and was then pushed onto the track bed, police sources said.

The suspect fled the Brooklyn station while other transit passengers helped the victim back onto the platform, the sources said.

The straphanger suffered a cut to his head and was taken to Bellevue Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police described the attacker as 5-foot-8, wearing a red sweater and black pants, according to sources.

The incident is just the latest in a spate of transit attacks in recent months that has seen straphangers slashed and pushed onto tracks.

The NYPD reported Saturday that 51 people had been busted with weapons in the city subway system in the first two months of the year.


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