NEW YORK (PIX11) — A man was arrested for allegedly shoving a woman into the subway tracks at the Chambers Street-West Broadway station in Manhattan, police said.

Samuel Junker, 41, was charged on Thursday with a felony assault in purposefully pushing a 34-year-old woman from behind onto the tracks while she was standing on the subway platform, according to the NYPD.

The unprovoked push happened Tuesday evening, and a good Samaritan helped the woman get off the tracks. The victim was taken to a hospital with a leg fracture, police said. Her friends told PIX11 News that she was traumatized by the incident.

NYPD statistics show that transit crime is down 4.5% this year compared to 2022. However, violent crime on the subway in Manhattan South — where the shoving incident occurred — is up 19% this month compared to August 2022.

Charline Charles is a digital journalist from Brooklyn who has covered local news along with culture and arts in the New York City area since 2019. She joined PIX11 News in 2022. See more of her work here.