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Asian woman shoved into subway tracks in New York

An Asian woman was shoved into the subway tracks after she had her purse snatched by a homeless person, according to police, reports the Daily Mail. The incident took place around 1:45 pm on the uptown R subway platform in Times Square in New York City. Onlookers detained the suspect while others helped the woman off the tracks and onto the platform. Officials said a train was able to stop in time after the train operator noticed what happened, reports ABC 7 News.

The victim was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

The suspect was arrested and described as a man in his 40s. Authorities said charges are pending.

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