New York City Subway

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Woman Pushed Onto Subway Tracks Survives

Arrest made in one of a series of platform attacks this week

(Newser) - While a 40-year-old woman waited on a New York subway platform Thursday for her approaching train to come to a stop, police said, a man standing nearby was watching, "calculating for the train to approach the station." He then sprinted over to the woman and shoved her onto...

'Another Horrific Moment' for NYC Transit

Subway driver killed, many injured in fire on train

(Newser) - A New York City subway driver was killed and several other people were injured early Friday in a fire on a train that's being investigated as a crime, officials said. Fires were reported at three other stations nearby at the same time, police said, per the AP . "We...

Man Grabs Subway Rider, Runs Off With Her

Vigilantes got to Sonny Alloway, 48, before police did

(Newser) - Bronx subways are known to be edgy, but this? A rider was caught on cellphone video picking up a young woman and carrying her off the train as she screamed to be set free, NBC News reports. Police say the incident occurred Sunday at Morrison Avenue-Soundview Station in New York...

Toddler Runs Ahead of Mom, Is Fatally Hit by Subway Train

NYC crew members left 'totally traumatized' by rush hour accident

(Newser) - A 2-year-old boy got separated from his mother during rush hour at a New York City subway station and was struck by a train, police say. The boy ran ahead of his mother, whose hands were full with shopping bags, before slipping off a platform at the Fulton Street station...

Man Jumps in Front of Subway Train With Daughter, 5

Commuters rescued the girl

(Newser) - As others watched or took video on their phones, two New York City commuters rushed to save a 5-year-old girl Monday morning after her father jumped in front of a subway train while holding her. The father, 45-year-old Fernando Balbuena-Flores, was killed by the train at Kingsbridge station in the...

NYPD Releases Photo of Man After Rice Cooker Scare

3 abandoned devices cause chaos and fear in New York City Friday morning

(Newser) - Three abandoned devices that looked like pressure cookers caused an evacuation of a major New York City subway station and closed off an intersection in another part of town Friday morning before police determined the objects were not explosives. Police were looking to talk to a man seen on surveillance...

There's Something Nefarious Afoot in the NYC Subway System

Suspect believed to have caused delays, cancellations of nearly 750 trains since March

(Newser) - Someone has it out for the New York City subway system, having delayed or cancelled at least 747 trains since March. Jalopnik , which viewed 20 incident reports obtained from sources within the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, calls him a "supervillain." While he's been known to hit single trains,...

NYPD Nabs Suspect After Jarring Subway Attack

Man brutally kicks elderly woman multiple times as bystanders film but don't intervene

(Newser) - The NYPD says it has arrested a man who brutally kicked an elderly woman on the New York City subway multiple times in an apparently random attack. Bystanders filmed the assault—the New York Times counts six kicks, including to the woman's head—though nobody intervened. In video that...

NYC Subway Train Drags Man to His Death

39-year-old got caught on moving train at Grand Central

(Newser) - Commuters packed onto a subway platform at New York City's Grand Central Terminal witnessed a horrifying scene Tuesday as a man was snagged by a moving train and dragged into a tunnel. The unidentified 39-year-old was walking on the yellow caution line on the edge of the platform around...

Coroner: Fall May Not Have Killed Woman in NYC Subway

'This fatality appears to be related to a pre-existing medical condition'

(Newser) - The tragic death of a young mother in a New York City subway station may have been the result of a medical condition, not her fall down the stairs at the 7th Avenue subway station, the coroner says. Dr. Barbara Sampson, the city's chief medical examiner, tells NBC that...

Mother Dies in 'Heartbreaking' NYC Subway Fall

She was carrying baby, stroller down stairs

(Newser) - A young mother from Connecticut who went to New York City for a shopping trip died in what the Metropolitan Transportation Authority calls an "absolutely heartbreaking incident." Malaysia Goodson, 22, fell down the stairs of the 7th Avenue subway station while carrying her 1-year-old daughter, a stroller, and...

Jon Stewart Steps Up to Save NYC Subway Goats

He helped get escaped animals to sanctuary

(Newser) - Jon Stewart came to the rescue Monday when New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority found what it called some "very baaaaad boys" munching grass on a subway track in Brooklyn, the New York Times reports. The MTA tweeted a photo of two goats, which had apparently escaped from...

Subway Rider With Risky Strategy Gets Arrested

NYC man was filmed riding on the outside, and it's allegedly not the first time

(Newser) - His name is Isaiah Thompson, but based on all the headlines coming out of New York City, he may as well go by "subway surfer" from here on out. Police arrested the 22-year-old and accused him of (calmly) riding on the outside of a subway car, a stunt that...

Teen Turned in by Mom After Stealing From Blind Man

The teen posed as an NYPD officer on the subway

(Newser) - A wily 14-year-old boy who posed as a New York City police officer while snatching a legally blind man's wallet in a Manhattan subway station on pretense of helping him was arrested on Sunday. Per the AP , his mother turned the baby-faced youth in to police nearly a week...

Wanted for Murder, He Jumped Onto the Subway Tracks

Rondell Veal arrested in NYC for Delaware crime

(Newser) - Police looking for a Delaware man suspected of stabbing his girlfriend to death eventually found him in a New York City hospital, where he was recovering from an apparent suicide attempt. Police say Rondell Veal, 36, slashed his throat and jumped onto the tracks at Grand Central Station early Sunday,...

Dozens Hurt in New York Subway Derailment

2 cars went off the track and into a wall

(Newser) - Dozens of people were hurt Tuesday morning in New York when a subway derailed in Manhattan. The emergency brake was activated—it's not clear why—which caused two cars to veer off the tracks and into a wall, the New York Times reports. There was extensive damage, including to...

Ballet Dancer Becomes NYC Subway Hero

He jumped down to save man pushed on tracks

(Newser) - Not all heroes wear tights—but New York City man Gray Davis does, in his job as a dancer with the American Ballet Theater. Davis, 31, sprang into action after a homeless man was pushed onto subway tracks on Saturday night, jumping onto the tracks and lifting the unconscious 58-year-old...

In NYC Subway, Impromptu Pomp and Circumstance

Hunter College student missed his actual ceremony, so riders staged one for him

(Newser) - Jerich Marco Alcantara missed his graduation from New York City's Hunter College nursing school Tuesday when he got caught in a two-hour delay on the subway—but he got the next best thing when his fellow New Yorkers staged a graduation ceremony for him on the stalled train, Digg...

Subway Rider Allegedly Picks Wrong Person to Rub Against

Osa Ayanru allegedly pushed privates onto plainclothes cop

(Newser) - NYPD Detective Jennifer Rosario was on the job, keeping an eye out for crime while riding a Harlem-bound subway in Manhattan on Wednesday, reports the New York Daily News . She just probably didn't imagine she'd be the victim. Police say the plainclothes officer felt something repeatedly touch her...

People 'Crying on Platform' After NYC Subway Accident

13-year-old girl killed while trying to retrieve her phone

(Newser) - They've said it before and, sadly, they have to say it again: No phone is worth risking your life for. New York City transit authorities urged riders to stay safe Sunday after a 13-year-old girl was killed while trying to retrieve a dropped phone from the track bed at...

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