NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A subway rider was attacked by a homeless man on Saturday morning. Police say that Andrew Lessey, 29, pushed a 62-year-old man onto the tracks at the Times Square subway station.
The victim avoided the electric 3rd rail and was able to climb off of the tracks before the next train arrived.
Lessey was charged with reckless endangerment and assault, police said.
The victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital and treated for cuts.
In a separate incident a man was struck and killed by a train while walking on the tracks in SoHo, according to police.
The man was instantly killed when he was hit by the No. 6 train near the Spring Street station.
His name was being withheld pending the notification of his family.
Another man was hospitalized after being shot while standing on the platform for the No. 6 train at Hunt’s Point Avenue on Sunday morning.
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