54-year-old man pushed onto subway tracks in Lower Manhattan station

Kimberly Dole
February 20, 2020 - 10:09 am
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Police are investigating after a man was pushed onto the tracks of a Lower Manhattan subway station Wednesday night. 

Officials say at approximately 6:55 p.m., the 54-year-old was standing on the southbound A,C, E train platform at Chambers Street when he was pushed onto the tracks after a dispute between a man and a woman next to him began.

When the rider said something to the duo, the man roughly bumped him with his shoulder, causing the victim to fall onto the tracks, an MTA spokesperson said.

The victim was assisted back onto the platform by bystanders authorities said.

He suffered a laceration to his forehead and was taken to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition.

Police are searching for a 5'10" man they said fled onto the street to parts unknown. 

Investigators are working to see if the push was purposeful or accidental.

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