Naked Man Shoves Commuter Onto Harlem Subway
He died Saturday afternoon after a naked man pushing a New Yorker off the subway platform made contact with the third rail when he jumped onto the rails to fight a good Samaritan trying to help the victim.
The incident occurred just before 4 pm at 2 and 3 train stations on 110th Street and Central Park North.
According to the New York Daily News, the man was driving towards the people at the train station and trying to dance next to them.
A witness said that the man ‘went to another New Yorker who felt disrespectful, so he challenged it as if to fight the naked man.
That’s when the alleged attacker started punching the victim before pushing it off the platform.
A good Samaritan who witnessed the event then jumped onto the platform to help the victim.
That’s when the so-called attacker also jumped off the platform and onto the rail bed and started hitting the good Samaritan.
The video of the incident shows the train # 3 stopping just in time with two men punching. During the scuffle on the tracks, the bare man’s shoulder made contact with the third rail.
A witness told the Daily News that the good Samaritan punched the man, causing him to fall on the rails.
“It was a heavy punch,” the witness said. The naked man then fell.
The alleged attacker fell into the third rail, which contained 625 volts of electricity and was enough to kill a person instantly.
It was announced that he died on the spot shortly after.
The Good Samaritan and the victim were taken to a local hospital where they were treated for minor injuries.
New York police said no one was charged in the incident.
Since November, at least four people have been pushed onto the subway tracks in the city.
A 32-year-old man was pushed off the platform at Times Square train station this month, and a station attendant was pushed from Nassau Avenue platform in Brooklyn on Christmas Eve, according to the New York Post.
In November, there were two incidents involving people being pushed off the 42nd Street-Bryant Park station and subway platforms in Union Square.
All have survived, but each serves as an example of the increase in crime in the city.
Murders in New York increased by 125 percent in the first 10 days of 2021.
According to new figures, nine people died between January 1-10 this year, while four others died in the same period.
The first victim of the year at Big Apple was a 20-year-old man who was shot dead minutes after midnight in front of the infamous Umbrella Hotel in Kew Gardens in Queens.
Shooting increased 24 percent, from 25 to 31 last year.
Firearm victims rose 29 percent from 28 to 36, including a 33-year-old woman who was shot by a stray bullet while lying in bed in Brooklyn a few minutes after falling for New Year’s Eve.
Considering that the number of shootings and victims in 2020 matches the sum of the previous two years, early violence does not bode well for 2021.