NYC man nabbed for randomly shoving stranger to Queens subway


A person with 20 prior arrests was nabbed Monday for randomly shoving a person to the tracks in a Queens subway station, police stated.

Lamale McRae, 41, was charged with tried homicide, assault, reckless endangerment and harassment within the caught-on-camera Friday assault.

Police stated they used facial recognition to trace down McRae — who was as soon as arrested for taking pictures an individual — close to his dwelling in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

The attacker ran at David Martin, 32, because the sufferer stood on a Manhattan-bound L prepare platform on the Myrtle-Wyckoff station in Ridgewood round 2:40 p.m. Friday, surveillance video launched by the NYPD reveals.

Cops released images of the suspect in the subway shoving on the Manhattan-bound L train platform at the Myrtle-Wyckoff station in Ridgewood, Queens.

Martin was catapulted onto the tracks as a gaggle of youngsters watched in horror.

Good Samaritans pulled the injured man off the tracks earlier than a prepare may come into contact with him.

Martin broke his collarbone within the assault, leaving him unable to work for at the least six weeks at his serving job on the Upper East Side, his sister instructed the Daily News.

“In the blink of a watch, I used to be pushed with full pressure into the prepare tracks,” Martin instructed WABC-TV. “People have been instructed that I had no accidents, however I’m laying in mattress with a damaged collarbone and my face is so swollen. And mentally, I don’t know the best way to even get by this.”

Martin stated he not feels protected on the prepare.

“Because I’m from New York… I’ve all the time felt protected taking the prepare, and now at 32 years outdated I not really feel protected and that’s not truthful and that’s not OK,” Martin instructed the station.

The sufferer’s household is attempting to assist him get by the ordeal, however kin stated it’s laborious on them, too.

“Thank God he’s alive,” stated his mom, Audrey Martin. “The trauma is overwhelming — like, how are you going to wrap your head round a random particular person doing that, and why me?”

She stated her son is affected by excessive nervousness over the assault.

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“He began smoking cigarettes once more, which he’s not imagined to do,” she stated. “I don’t understand how he’s going to dwell like this. Every time I point out getting a lawyer or one thing, he will get freaked out. He’s very freaked out. He has a variety of nervousness.”

She stated her son has been rewatching the video.

“It’s too traumatic,” she stated. “It’s like, ‘Why me out of everybody on the platform?’ It’s a relentless play-over of what occurred.”

As of Oct. 16, subway crime this 12 months is up 41%, in keeping with NYPD stats. Felony assaults have elevated 17%, with 431 assaults thus far this 12 months in comparison with 370 by the identical time final 12 months.

Of the 174 individuals arrested for felony assault within the transit system thus far this 12 months, 42.5% of them have histories of psychological sickness, sources stated.

There have been 421 individuals arrested for main crimes like homicide, rape, theft, felony assault, housebreaking, grand larceny and automobile theft. Out of these individuals taken into police custody, 38.7% have a historical past of psychological sickness.

The assaults embrace an assault on a 62-year-old man who was punched in the face at a Bronx subway station on Sunday. Cops stated he might have been focused as a part of an unpleasant pattern of “knockout sport” assaults.

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