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Times Square Subway Death: Woman Pushed in Front of Train

Times Square Subway Death: Woman Pushed in Front of Train

A woman was arrested after allegedly pushing another woman to her death in front of a subway train in Times Square. (framegrab from Reuters)

By    |   Tuesday, 08 November 2016 10:51 AM

A Times Square subway death drew attention on Monday after a woman was reportedly pushed in front of a train.

A southbound No. 1 train was pulling into the station when police say Melanie Liverpool-Turner, a 30-year-old Queens woman described as “emotionally disturbed,” allegedly pushed a 49-year-old Queens woman onto the tracks, The Washington Post reported.

The victim, whose name has yet to be released, was hit with great force almost immediately, according to The New York Times. The train quickly came to a stop, as the victim’s body remained underneath the third car, and she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Witnesses said Liverpool-Turner attempted to walk calmly out to the sidewalk before a group of police officers filled the station, The Post noted.

“A passerby followed a suspect up the stairs and pointed her out to a cop, which is what we ask people to do – when you see something, say something,” a police official told DNA Info.

“It’s a horrible incident,” NYPD Assistant Chief William Aubry told WNBC. “Your heart goes out to this victim and her family.”

According to DNA Info, this is not the first time Liverpool-Turner has been involved in a subway death.

On Oct. 19, a woman was struck by an L train at the 14th Street-Union Square subway station, DNA Info noted. The woman was reportedly in her 20s, and an MTA spokeswoman said she had “jumped against the side of a Brooklyn-bound train” as it was approaching the platform at the station, DNA Info reported.

According to police, Liverpool-Turner claimed to have pushed the woman onto the tracks. Despite the confession, it was dismissed after two witnesses told investigators that the deceased woman jumped in front of the train by herself, which prompted a suicide ruling in her death.

“We don’t know, perhaps the October incident gave (Liverpool-Turner) the idea to do what she did (Monday), or if there’s a chance she was actually involved in last month’s case,” a police source said, per DNA Info.

Police said Liverpool-Turner was taken into custody following Monday’s tragic incident and was later charged with second-degree murder, NBC 4 noted.

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