12/29/12 UPDATE QUEENS, NYC —
- Police in Brooklyn picked up a 31-year-old homeless woman suspected in the fatal subway shove case
- She was still wearing the same jacket seen in surveillance video the night of the incident
- Victim was identified as Sunando Sen, 46, an immigrant from Calcutta, India
- Roommates say Sen had just opened a copy shop with a partner on Manhattan’s Upper West Side
- Sen was standing on the elevated platform of a 7 train in Queens at about 8pm Thursday
- Witnesses said the woman had been following him and mumbling to herself before shoving him onto the tracks
- Officers are searching for the woman who is described as Hispanic, in her 20s and heavy set and have released surveillance footage
- Homeless Naeem Davis, 30, was charged with the murder of Ki-SuckHan after he was shoved in front of a train in Times Square on Dec. 3
Composite sketch of 31-year-old homeless woman (above) accused of pushing Sunando Sen, below, to his death in front of a 7 train in Queens
olice have detained a woman Saturday suspected of pushing an Indian immigrant to his death onto the subway tracks in New York City.
According to the New York Post, investigators took the 31-year-old homeless woman into custody wearing the same jacket seen in surveillance video that showed her fleeing from the 40th Street-Lowery train station in Queens on the night of the attack.
The woman, who has not been charged yet, was picked up at at around 5am at the corner of Empire Boulevard and Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn, the sources told The Post. Click here for full updated article.. by Dailymail.
12/28/12 QUEENS, NYC — NYPD Searching For Unidentified Woman Accused Of Killing Man By Pushing Him Onto The Subway Tracks
Outside NYC subway station where man was pushed to his death onto tracks in front of oncoming train Yesterday night (link to surveillance video showing the unidentified woman can be found at the end of this post)
NYPD are searching for the unidentified woman who they said fled a train station immediately after pushing an unsuspecting man to his death at a Subway Train Station in New York City.
The man, who has not been identified, was standing on the elevated platform of a 7 train in Queens Boulevard in the Sunnyside neighborhood at approximately 8pm last night (12/27/12) when an unidentified woman shoved him onto the tracks.
According to witnesses, the woman was supposedly following the man while mumbling to herself and although her mumbling drew attention, it appears the victim had not noticed he was being followed. According to police, the woman was sitting on a bench and when the train pulled in, she got up and shoved the man down. The man had apparently been standing with his back to her and the woman pushed him at the last possible second, giving the man no time to defend or save himself.
The victim was hit by the first car of an 11-car northbound train and got stuck under the wheels of the second. He was pronounced dead at the scene and according to NYPD, he had sustained ‘terrible injuries that make providing a description difficult at this time.’
‘I heard the train screech as it was stopping and then heard this loud scream,‘ Linda Santini-Tripodis, who was under the 40th Street station at the time, told The Sunnyside Post. ‘I’m never going to forget that scream for as long as I live.’
Photo which shows the train station in New York City where a man was pushed to his death
This isn’t December’s first NYC Subway murder. Earlier this month, a very similar attack happened which involved a man being pushed his death on the subway tracks in NYC.
On December 3, 2012, 58-year-old Ki-Suck Han was pushed to his death in Time Square by Naeem Davis, a thirty year old homeless man who was also described by witnesses as ‘mumbling to himself’ shortly before pushing Han in front of a train. Davis was soon arrested after being identified on surveillance tape. He has been charged with first degree murder.
Photo of Ki-Suck Han a forty-eight year old married man who was killed earlier this month in a similar attack
A photograph of Han on the tracks a split second before he was killed was published on the front of the New York Post the following day, which caused outrage and debate over whether the photographer, who had also been waiting for a train, should have tried to help him and whether the newspaper should have run the image. Apparently no one else tried to help up Han, either.
Police viewed footage from a 24-hour surveillance camera outside a pizza restaurant located across from the station and were able to obtain clear images of the suspect, according to The New York Times.
‘She jumps from the stairs and she just runs,’ said Oasis Restaurant owner, Giovanni Briones.
Briones went on to say that he did not recognize the woman but that a restaurant regular was on the train and felt a bump as it ran over the man.
Police have very little to go on and are hoping the public will help in identifying the suspect who is described as being 5’5” tall, heavy-set Hispanic female, in her twenties wearing a blue, white and gray jacket and Nike sneakers with gray on top and red on the bottom.