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NYPD arrest man seen throwing woman onto subway tracks in attack filmed in broad daylight


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New York police have arrested the man who they say appears in terrifying video footage physically lifting a woman off a subway platform and pushing her onto train tracks in a broad daylight subway attack.

Theodore Ellis, a 30-year-old Bronx man, was arrested Tuesday afternoon when someone recognized his image on CrimeStoppers flyers and notified officers, the New York Police Department said (NYPD ). Police charged Ellis with assault and reckless endangerment.

A 52-year-old woman was standing on the platform at the Westchester Avenue/Jackson Avenue subway station in the Bronx on Sunday afternoon when Ellis allegedly picked her up and threw her onto the tracks, video shows.

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Police said it was not immediately clear what preceded the attack or whether the suspect said anything to his victim. The two men appeared to have known each other, cops said.

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A terrifying video shows the moments a man physically lifts a woman from a New York City subway platform and pushes her into the train tracks.
(NYPD)

The woman was rushed to a local hospital where she was listed as stable.

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Ellis, who lives about five miles from the crime scene, is expected to appear before a judge late Tuesday or early Wednesday.

Fox News’ Haley Chi-Sing contributed to this report.


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