TIMES SQUARE, Manhattan — A Queens woman was arrested Tuesday after allegedly shoving another woman off the Times Square subway platform and into an arriving train Monday morning, according to police.
Police said Anthonia Egegbara, 29, was taken into custody just after 9:30 a.m. on an attempted murder charge in the subway shoving.
The news comes after authorities released shocking surveillance footage of the incident on Monday afternoon.
According to police, Egegbara pushed the woman, 42, just as a northbound No. 1 train was pulling into the station around 8 a.m.
The victim was taken to an area hospital after slamming into the side of the train and suffering facial injuries, officials said.
“This unprovoked attack was senseless and absurd,” said MTA Acting CEO Tim Minton in a statement Tuesday. “The city needs to provide additional health services to assist those who may endanger themselves and others. The NYPD’s rapid identification and arrest in this case makes riders safer.”
It was still unclear Tuesday whether or not the attack was random or if there was some sort of dispute leading up to the push.
Just a few hours later Monday, at the same station, a man was shot in the leg on the same platform, police said.
He was taken to the hospital with injuries not considered to be life threatening, authorities said.
The two unrelated violent incidents had subway riders on edge Monday.