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Woman Rescued After She's Pushed Onto Subway Tracks, Witnesses Say

The 29-year-old woman was standing on a subway platform at Union Square when a stranger pushed her, witnesses said

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    Woman Rescued After Being Pushed Onto Subway Tracks

    A stranger suddenly shoved a woman onto the subway tracks at Union Square. Ray Villeda speaks exclusively to witnesses. (Published Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018)

    What to Know

    • A New Jersey woman was rescued by Good Samaritans after a stranger pushed her onto the subway tracks, sources said

    • The 29-year-old woman was standing on a subway platform at Union Square when a stranger pushed her, according to witnesses

    • She sustained minor injuries as a result of the fall, law enforcement sources said

    A New Jersey woman was rescued by Good Samaritans after a stranger pushed her onto the subway tracks, sources said.

    The 29-year-old woman was standing on the uptown 4/5/6 subway platform at the Union Square station when a stranger pushed her, witnesses said, according to law enforcement sources.

    The woman fell onto the tracks after the push, but bystanders helped her up. She sustained minor injuries as a result of the fall, law enforcement sources said.

    Witness Teri Buhl walked onto the platform as the woman was rescued.

    Search for Person Who Pushed Woman onto Subway Tracks

    [NY] Search for Person Who Pushed Woman onto Subway Tracks

    Police are looking for the person who pushed a woman onto the subway tracks at Union Square. Good Samaritans jumped to save her. Ray Villeda reports.

    (Published Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018)

    "Luckily, a transit worker was right there, and two really strong men with really long arms were able to pull her out really fast, and they were in shock," she told News 4 New York. "I've been in New York 15 years and I've never seen anything like this. It was horrific." 

    She said the woman "had track marks on her, dirt, and she was screaming in pain. She was screaming and yelling and she was probably in so much pain. Thank God these two women sat with her and held her hand." 

    Buhl said she'll always remember the the kindness of a few in a city of millions.

    "It was just amazing that New Yorkers risked their lives to help her immediately and sit on the ground with her," she said. 

    Police are searching for an approximately 6-foot-tall man wearing a grey hoodie, a black jacket and a beanie hat in connection with the push.

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