UPPER EAST SIDE, N.Y. (PIX11) – A man shoved a 74-year-old man onto the subway tracks in an unprovoked attack on the Upper East Side early Tuesday morning, police said.

The victim was waiting on the subway platform at the 68th Street-Hunter College station around 12:15 a.m. when he was pushed, police said. The suspect, a man in his 30s, was seen walking around the station and talking to himself, according to authorities.

An MTA employee was able to rescue the 74-year-old man, police said. He was taken to an area hospital with a small laceration on his hand and minor bruising.

Police describe the suspect as wearing dark pants and a tan shirt.

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Erin Pflaumer is a digital content producer from Long Island who has covered both local and national news since 2018. She joined PIX11 in 2023. See more of her work here.