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Suspect arrested for allegedly shoving Asian woman onto NYC subway tracks

Samuel Junker, 41, was arrested by New York police yesterday following an attack on Tuesday night where he allegedly pushed Wan Xu, 34, onto the subway tracks, New York Post reported. 

Xu, a mother-of-one, was heading back home just after 11 P.M. when Junker allegedly shoved her from behind off the station platform. Bystanders helped Xu back onto the platform, and she suffered minor injuries and a fractured leg, ABC 7 reported. 

“This was really terrible because I didn’t have any warning at the time,” Xu told the New York Post. “He suddenly pushed me down with all his strength from behind. I was very scared.”

Xu told CBS that she is grateful for the people who helped her get to safety. 

“They helped me find an ambulance and gave me a second chance at life,” Xu said to CBS. 

Xu currently does not have medical insurance and is paying for surgery out of pocket, according to CBS. 

“Especially walking and in places of transportation, I will be guarded. But I believe America is a blessing, and I still want to live here,” Xu said. “I believe the government and police will solve it.”

Junker was charged with felony assault, ABC 7 reported. Police stated prior to his arrest that there was no motive known at the time. 

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