Patrols of NYC subways to increase after several riders shoved onto the tracks

The Guardian Angels have also increased patrols in the subway

11/24/2020 11:45:00 AM

Patrols of NYC subways to increase after several riders shoved onto the tracks

The Guardian Angels have also increased patrols in the subway

In the latest incident, a man was shoved onto a track at aBrooklynstation.A 29-year-old man was on a train at 11:30am when a sleeping man woke up and began screaming at him.Police responding to the incident were not able to ascertain what the man was screaming about.

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The screaming man followed the 29-year-old off of the train and shoved him onto the tracks.Read moreThe man was able to climb off of the tracks and was otherwise unharmed by the attack.Several other incidents of subway-shoving have occurred in recent days.

On Thursday, a 40-year-old woman was also shoved onto the tracks. She said she had no memory of the incident.The day before, another rider was shoved onto the tracks by a panhandler. That victim did not suffer serious injury.The attacks have also prompted increased patrols by the Guardian Angels, a volunteer crime-prevention organisation. headtopics.com

Curtis Silwa, the president of the Guardian Angels, told CBS New York the attacks are unprecedented in his experience."I've never seen as many emotionally disturbed persons having episodes as we see now," he said.Mr Silwa — who started the organisation in 1979 — called New York City"Fear City" when he started the group. He said the city is once again deserving of the moniker.

In addition to people being shoved onto the track, there have been other assaults reported in the subway. On Saturday, a 53-year-old man was slashed on the face on a train. Earlier on the same day, a knife-weilding man attacked a 26-year-old. Read more: The Independent »

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