Mom critically injured in attempted subway robbery remains hospitalized: official

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FILE – In this Oct. 7, 2020, file photo, video surveillance camera is installed on the ceiling above a subway platform in the Court Street station in the Brooklyn borough of New York. State lawmakers across the U.S. are reconsidering the tradeoffs of facial recognition technology amid civil rights and racial bias concerns. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Editor’s note: The victim was still alive Tuesday morning, according to a New York Assemblywoman who previously said the victim had died. For the latest updates, click here.

GoFundMe has been set up to support the family.

Original story:
LOWER MANHATTAN — A mother who was critically injured when she fell down a set of subway stairs during an attempted robbery died from her injuries, a city official said Monday.

New York State Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou tweeted the update Monday evening, saying that “we lost her.”

Police could not confirm this information early Tuesday.

According to the NYPD, the 58-year-old victim and her 22-year-old son were walking up the stairs at the Canal Street N train station around 9:40 a.m. Saturday when the suspect grabbed the man’s book bag.

The mother and son fell down the stairs and the suspect fled the station, police said.

The woman was rushed to a hospital in critical condition, police said. Earlier Monday, authorities said she had suffered severe head injuries.

The NYPD released surveillance images of the suspect Saturday night. 

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Correction: The assemblymember’s title has been updated.

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