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Good Samaritans rescue victim shoved onto tracks in Times Square

Bystanders who witnessed a purse snatching inside a New York subway station in Times Square jumped into action to help capture the suspect and rescue the victim.

ABC7 News reports it happened Friday afternoon. Police say the suspect snatched the purse from an Asian American woman and pushed her onto the tracks.

An oncoming train managed to stop as witnesses pulled the woman back up onto the platform.

“I don’t know exactly how close it was, but you can imagine how scary that moment is that we have really talented professionals driving the trains,” said MTA Chair Janno Liber to 1010Wins.

The suspect has been identified as 32-year-old Carlos Ortiz.

The 32 year old is described as homeless and faces assault charges.

The Daily Mail reports emergency responders treated the unnamed victim for head and neck injuries. She appeared bloodied with a bandage wrapped around her head.

Crime in New York has surged as both U.S. and international travelers return. Visitors from 33 countries can now visit as long as they are fully vaccinated.

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