By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police say a 52-year-old man was shoved onto the subway tracks when he fought off a would-be robber in Brooklyn.

It happened around 4:15 a.m. Friday on the L train platform at Bushwick Avenue-Aberdeen Street.

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(Credit: NYPD)

Police said the suspect approached the man and demanded his property. When he resisted, the suspect allegedly pushed him off the platform and onto the tracks.

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The victim managed to hold onto his property, but police said he suffered a broken leg and cut to his head.

He was taken to Brookdale Hospital in stable condition.

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Anyone information about the suspect is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477 or for Spanish, 1-888-577-4782. Tips can also be sent to the NYPDTips Twitter account or submitted online at

CBSNewYork Team