Police in New York are investigating the death of an Asian American woman pushed into an oncoming subway train, reports NBC New York.
Authorities describe this as an “unprovoked attack.”
It happened in Times Square near the 42nd and Broadway Street subway station.
Investigators told ABC7 News paramedics rushed to perform emergency medical procedures but declared her dead at the scene.
Witnesses told police the victim had no interaction with the 40-year-old New York resident.
“This was a senseless, absolutely senseless act of violence,” Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell said.
The suspect who is described as deranged turned himself in shortly after the attack.
Mayor Eric Adams says the chief of transit police is actively implementing a plan to attack the mental health crisis in the city. He said crime can be stopped with the “right balance.”
He called it “a balance of safety and a balance of proactively giving people the assistance they need in a mental health crisis. Our hearts go out to the families who are impacted.”
According to the New York Post, the suspect walked into the police precinct on Canal Street and confessed.
It could have been me, it’s scary,” said Roxana Jones, 44, said to the Post.
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