Authorities said the man who was identified by police as Theodore Ellis, aged 30, of The Bronx attacked a woman Sunday afternoon at the Jackson Avenue station. Police surveillance video posted early tuesday morning asking public for information on suspect and was taken into custody by noon, police said.
It wasn’t right away clear Wednesday, does Ellis have a lawyer.
????WANTED for ATTACK: You know this guy? 06/05/22 at approx. 4:40 p.m., at the Westchester Ave/Jackson Ave tube station. in Bronx, suspect pushed 52-year-old woman on the southern path. Any information? DM @NYPDTipsor anonymously call 800-577-TIPS. rice.twitter.com/PodSc33vnG
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) June 7, 2022
New York City Police Department data shows that transit crime in in city rose 54 percent over in past year — and 129 percent since start of pandemic, including series of recent incidents on the subway.
While current increase in No way comparable to the violence that engulfed city in 1970s, it still represents challenge how city trying to recover from the pandemic. The Spectrum News NY1/Siena poll was released on Tuesday. found that’s almost 75 percent of people respondents think Mayor Eric Adams does his job well or badly of struggle crime.
Surveillance video in Sunday attack shows human wearing a white sleeveless shirt, a dark baseball cap and a red backpack suit a woman on subway platform. Then he wraps his arms around her and hurls her onto the railroad tracks. She is seen falling onto the pavement and then somersaulting. head first onto the tracks as the suspect leaves.
NBC4 New York reported that others people on the platform helped pull the woman out safety. According to the department, no trains were approaching the station at that time. news organization. It is not clear if the suspect knew the woman or if they exchanged words before attack.
Christopher Herrmann, Assistant professor in department of law and police science at John Jay College of Criminal justice, according to the majority of crimes like this is one considered random valid of violence; prior to the incident, there is usually no quarrel or argument between the perpetrator and the victim.
“I think that’s what everyone cares about. As a rider, this certainly worries me,” he said.
Some amazing crimes have been committed on the New York subway is still year.
January 40-year- old woman pushed in front of approaching subway train at Times Square station by a man with a history of Violence and mental health issues.
In February, a woman feces smeared on her face while waiting for train in Bronx. A few days later, a researcher from the city department of Health was stolen and repeatedly hit in in head with a hammer at the station in Queens leaving her in critical condition.
In April, the shooter opened fire on underground car in Brooklyn, 10 passengers left with non-fatal gunshot wounds. next month gunman shot 48-year-old man on train in Manhattan.
Given that there is millions of riders on New York subway every day, violent attacks in stations and on trains are very rare. “But we had so many high-profile incidents over in past a few months – almost all of them random attacks and more of they are pretty bad – I think that it’s reason it’s a lot of people fear crime in metro,” said Herrmann, former crime analyst NYPD supervisor.
But Herrmann said that after each attack, authorities detained the suspects.
As for safety he encourages people be aware of of their surroundings.