Police say a man kicked a 32-year-old woman down the escalator at a Brooklyn subway station last week following an argument.
Authorities are now searching for the suspect who was seen on surveillance video going up the escalator at Barclays Center on Sept. 9. The video shows him turning around to kick the victim in her chest, sending her tumbling down several feet of the narrow steps.
“I’m lucky I’m not dead or unconscious but it could happen to somebody that runs into him," the woman told NBC New York on Monday.
She suffered trauma in her left ankle as well as bruises and cuts across her body, police said. The incident, she said, all started with a bump.
"There was someone that brushed past me, like pushed me to the side and it was this guy and I told him real quick, 'say excuse me.'"
That's when the man snapped, according to the woman, and kicked her in the chest sending her 20 feet down the escalator.
The NYPD said the suspect fled on foot and he has not been identified.
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).