Terrifying, New York subway mad moment pushes stranger onto tracks seconds before train arrives

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It’s the terrifying moment that a mad cyclist in the New York subway pushed a stranger onto the tracks seconds before a train arrived.

The victim, a 40-year-old woman, was forcibly pushed by the man onto the subway tracks of 14th Street-Union Square station on Thursday morning.

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Aditya Vemulapati, 24, has been identified as the man who pushed the womanCredit: MTA
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Surveillance video captured woman being pushed from NYC subway platformCredit: MTA

Surveillance video – which was uploaded to Twitter Thursday afternoon – captured the near-fatal attack, The New York Post reported.

Despite the frightening fall, the woman miraculously survived – escaping with minor injuries.

Police later identified the suspected metro attacker as Aditya Vemulapati, 24.

Vemulapati – who is considered homeless – has been charged with attempted murder and assault.

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The victim, a 40-year-old woman, is seen lying on the tracks as the train arrivesCredit: MTA

Speaking at a press conference after the incident, transit chief Kathleen O’Reilly said: “She fell, luckily for her, between the row bed and the rails.

“Very minor injuries but for the grace of God.”

Surveillance video - which was posted to Twitter on Thursday afternoon - captured the near-fatal attacksept
Surveillance video – which was posted to Twitter on Thursday afternoon – captured the near-fatal attackCredit: MTA

O’Reilly later described the attack as “very disturbing” as “the assailant had no contact with the victim” and “no words were exchanged,” WCBS-TV reported.

According to the outlet, the woman – who asked not to be identified – was taken to Bellevue Hospital and returned home later that day with cuts to her head.

The 32-second video of the attack, which has since garnered more than 1,500 views, shows the mad man back and forth for around 15 seconds before running towards his victim.

His sudden push caused the woman to fall back onto the tracks and passers-by brace themselves for the worst.

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Police inspected the tracks after the incidentCrédit: The Mega Agency
The attack took place on tracks 4/5/6 northbound from Union Square subway station

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The attack took place on tracks 4/5/6 northbound from Union Square subway stationCrédit: The Mega Agency
Police are seen in Union Square subway station, near where the attack took place

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Police are seen in Union Square subway station, near where the attack took placeCrédit: The Mega Agency

A man was seen on the train platform with his hands on his head as he turned away in fear as the train descended tracks 4/5/6 northbound.

The shocking footage shows the train stopping above the woman as she remained below and the suspect was caught.

It also captures the moment when Metropolitan Transportation Authority agents spotted the suspect, who did not flee the scene.

Vemulapati was arrested soon after the incident because police were nearby.

Witness Andre Gunter, who was inside the train when the woman was pushed, was interviewed by WCBS following the frightening event.

He told the newspaper: “I was in front, and the next thing you see kind of like someone falling on the track.

“Then, within seconds, the conductor stopped the train. It was before it even went back to 100%. Then he came out, like traumatized, he was like, ‘It was a person.’ “



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