NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Queens man has been charged with second-degree attempted murder for allegedly pushing a teenager in front of an oncoming subway train last week, police said.

The incident happened at the Roosevelt Avenue and 103rd Street subway station just after 8:30 p.m. last Saturday.

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The 15-year-old victim was standing on the platform when police said 38-year-old George Pautt came up behind her and pushed her in front of an oncoming Manhattan-bound No. 7 train.

The train’s motorman saw the girl on the tracks and pulled the emergency brake, police said.

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The girl managed to survive with only minor injuries by squeezing between the platform and the train’s wheels as it rolled by.

Police had released surveillance video of the suspect running from the station.

“The defendant is accused of doing what subway commuters fear the most — having someone suddenly shove them onto the tracks as a train rolls into the station,” Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. “[The victim] will likely be terrorized by the memory of this senseless attack for the rest of her life.”

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Pautt, of Corona, faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted.