NEW YORK POST – A deranged homeless man allegedly shoved an Asian woman to her death in front of an oncoming subway train Saturday morning in Times Square, police said.
The horrifying episode unfolded at 9:40 a.m. just nine minutes after the man was caught on video on the platform at the Times Square station at West 42nd Street and Broadway, police said.
Michelle Alyssa Go, 40, was waiting on the southbound platform when she was shoved onto the train tracks and struck by an R train, police said.
“This incident was unprovoked and the victim does not appear to have any interaction with the subject,” Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell said in a late afternoon press briefing in the station.
The suspect had first approached another woman, who was not Asian, who became alarmed and moved away, said Assistant Chief Jason Wilcox of the NYPD Detective Bureau.
“Again, an Asian gets pushed in front of a train. How many times does this have to happen? Asians are being attacked every which way.” – Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa
“She feels that he was about to physically push her onto the train,” he said. “As she’s walking away she witnesses the crime where he pushes our other victim in front of the train.”
At 9:53 a.m., a man walked into a transit precinct on Canal Street and declared that he “pushed a woman in front of a train” Wilcox said.
The suspect, identified by police as Simon Martial, 61, was arrested and charged with second degree murder, police said.
Martial has no known address, according to law enforcement sources.
“He is crazy, talking gibberish,” said a law enforcement source.
Later, Martial yelled “go f—k yourself” at reporters as police escorted him out of the precinct … Read more.