Shocking footage shows a man allegedly pushing a complete stranger into the path of an oncoming train.
The victim, a 40-year-old woman, was caught on camera and appeared to be thrown over the platform and onto the rails at a subway station in New York City, New York, USA.
Just seconds later, a train stops and runs over her.
Another passenger on the platform grabs his head in shock and turns around.
Metropolitan Transportation Authority agents then scoffed at the suspect, who did not flee the scene.
The woman unbelievably survived the horrific ordeal at 14th Street-Union Square station Thursday morning (Nov. 19), suffering only minor injuries.
Kathleen O’Reilly, assistant chief of the New York Police Department, said: “Fortunately for her, she fell between the roll-away bed and the rails and, for the grace of God, sustained minor injuries.
Police say the suspect said nothing before pushing the woman.
“The perpetrator had no contact with the victim,” said Ms. O’Reilly.
‘It is very disturbing. We see him calculating, waiting for the train to approach the station and the appropriate time. “
Police have since identified the suspect as 24-year-old Aditya Vemulapati and charged him with attempted murder and assault of reckless threat, the New York Post reports.
Andre Gunter witnessed the incident from the train.
“I was in the front, and the next thing you see, someone seems to be falling on the track,” he told CBS2.
Within seconds, the conductor stopped the train. This was before we even got 100% up. Then he came out, like traumatized, he was like ‘that was a person’. “
The victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital and later in the day returned home with cuts to her head.