In a miraculous twist, a 40-year-old woman survived a fall after being shoved into the tracks as a train approached the platform in a NY subway.
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"What I remember, when I arrived there, I wanted to listen to my Bible, so I put it on this one, and it's the last thing that I remember", Sagbaicela said. She fell in between two train tracks and narrowly missed the train's impact as it passed over early morning Thursday.
Surveillance video shows the suspect waiting and then suddenly push the woman, 40, onto the tracks in front of the oncoming train.
Vemulapati was taken into custody at the scene, police said.
The unidentified woman, reportedly in her 40s, was found by fire officials while trapped under a 5 train, FDNY ordered the station for power to be terminated while they rescued the victim from the tracks, according to the Daily Mail.
The Union Square attack followed another shoving incident 28 blocks north at the 42nd Street/Bryant Park Station on Wednesday night.
Local media said the attacker was a 24-year-old homeless man. Police are saying Vemulapati is emotionally disturbed. Her husband was grateful she was able to return to their Sunset Park apartment, saying she "got a new life today".
A 40-year-old woman is lucky to be alive after a man, who is believed to be homeless, "purposely" pushed her onto a NY subway track Thursday seconds before the train zoomed over her body, police said.
"We can not be a collection or a location where we just gather folks who are experiencing a mental health crisis", she concluded.
Police said Justin Pena attacked the victim after the man refused to give him money.
After an individual was arrested in January for allegedly punching a 62-year-old man riding a southbound F train, New York City Transit interim President Sarah Feinberg stated "We've got a crisis in this city, and it absolutely has to be addressed".