NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police are looking for help finding a man they say got into a fight on a Grand Central Terminal subway platform and pushed a commuter onto the tracks.
The incident happened Tuesday around 4:15 p.m. when the victim, a 47-year-old man, was walking upstairs to the 6 train.
The victim tells CBS2’s Andrea Grymes he was on his way to work at a deli on Astor Place when the suspect bumped into him. Then shortly after on the platform, the suspect confronted him, saying something to the effect of: “Do you want to die?”
The victim said he responded, “I don’t have time for this,” and before he knew it, the suspect had pushed him onto the tracks.
The victim told Grymes two men on the platform offered their hands and pulled him back up to the platform. He was taken to Bellevue Hospital by EMS where he was treated for abrasions to his arms and legs.
The suspect fled the scene.
The father of two says he was terrified. He says he’s speaking out to publicly thank the good Samaritans who rescued him and to warn other people that the suspect is still at large.
The suspect is described as approximately 27-years-old, thin build and approximately 5-foot 8-inches tall.
Straphangers are hoping surveillance images of the alleged subway pusher will lead to his arrest.
“That’s terrifying,” said Jessica Korner of Park Slope. “I take this train every day and sometimes with the baby. And to think that somebody could get angry enough to do that is really scary.”
“You can’t control what other people do,” said Patricia McLean of the Bronx. “Hopefully they’ll find him because he does need to be caught.”
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782), visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.