Man pushed his ex-girlfriend onto the subway rails in New York
Jabari Woodson allegedly pushed his ex-girlfriend onto the tracks of a New York City Subway station and then injured responding officers in another area of Brooklyn, the police said.
Woodson, 30, was charged with assaulting and robbing the unidentified victim at the Bay Parkway and 66th Street station of the N line, authorities said. He allegedly later attacked and injured two officers during his arrest at the 36th Street station.
One officer suffered a laceration and swelling to his face, an NYPD spokeswoman said. The other was wounded in the left knee. Miraculously, Woodson’s ex-girlfriend suffered only minor injuriesreported Pix11.
Woodson, who was wanted by police in connection with earlier unspecified incidents, was arraigned on a series of charges. In connection with the attack on his ex-girlfriend, he was charged with assault, menacing, stalking, robbery, and reckless endangerment. He was also charged separately with assault, resisting arrest and obstruction in connection with the alleged attacks on NYPD officers.
In a similar case, in early October a young man was miraculously rescued after being pushed onto the tracks at Union Square station.
Mayor Eric Adams, whose election campaign focused on public safety, has implemented several measures to make the subway safer, including deploying more police officers to stations and cars. But until now violence continues to escalate.
In general, this year there has been a long list of dramatic situations in the New York subway, including robberies, attacks, accidents, natural deaths, suicides, fatal overdoses and homicides.