NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A homeless man was in custody late Friday in connection with a subway shove attack earlier this week.
CBS2 exclusive video showed Rolan Reid, 32, being taken to Bellevue Hospital Center on a stretcher Friday.READ MORE: Connecticut Man Who Tested Positive For Omicron Variant Resting At Home With Mild Symptoms, Gov. Lamont Says
Reid was charged late Friday with attempted murder as a hate crime, and second- and third-degree assault as a hate crime.
Sources told CBS2 Reid was placed in a straitjacket because he was allegedly hostile during questioning.
The suspect was found by police on the No. 6 line at Canal Street shortly before midnight, 1010 WINS’ Juliet Papa reported.
Sources told CBS2 he was wearing the same clothes he was seen wearing on surveillance video at the time of the incident and when questioned by police, threatened “I’m going to push you guys on the tracks.”
The incident happened around 9 a.m. Monday at the Bleecker Street subway station.READ MORE: Bob Dole, Former Senate GOP Leader And Presidential Nominee, Dies At 98
The 28-year-old victim was on the platform waiting for the southbound No. 6 train when a man acting erratically walked up to her, police said.