Girl traumatized after a person stepped her on the subway escalator in Brooklyn
BROOKLYN (WABC) – A woman says she was traumatized after a man kicked her down an escalator in a Brooklyn subway station.
Police are looking for the man behind the brutal attack and hope that surveillance video of the terrible incident will lead to an arrest.
It happened at about 7:15 p.m. on September 9 at Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center station in Boerum Hill, and the video shows the man kicking the woman in the chest after walking past her on the stairs.
The 32-year-old victim, who did not want her name to be used, said the man pushed past her as they were going up the escalator to the street and she told him he should have said, “Sorry.”
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“He just threw me out of nowhere,” she said. “And I just fell down the escalator, past everyone to the first floor.”
She suffered cuts and bruises on her back, arms, legs, right knee, right thigh, and left ankle, but refused medical treatment.
“‘Excuse me, that’s the New York way’ and that’s it,” she said. “And then out of nowhere he felt the need to kick me down the stairs. You know, as if I had the boldness to speak to him and say ‘Sorry’ at that moment, he just had to kick me down. “
The victim said the experience traumatized her and she is concerned because the suspect is released four days later.
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“When you see him and his physical stature, he looks pretty dangerous,” she said. “And just being with someone who looks like this makes me feel vulnerable.”
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or in Spanish at 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).
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