A female straphanger suffered multiple injuries when a man randomly pushed her onto subway tracks in the Bronx over the weekend, according to MTA and Transit sources.
The 52-year-old victim was pushed onto a roadbed at the Jackson Avenue train station in Melrose around 4:45 p.m. Sunday, resulting in lacerations to his head and arm, an MTA spokesman said.
Passengers pulled the woman off the tracks and back onto the platform to get to safety, the spokesman said.
At that time, no train had entered the station, the spokesman said.
An MTA source said the woman’s attacker fled before police arrived. The NYPD was unable to provide The Post with any further information about the incident.
The victim was taken to Lincoln Hospital for treatment.
The Jackson Avenue station serves the #2 and #5 trains in the area.
According to an MTA report, subway bumps or attacks accounted for 1.1 percent of reported “railway incursions” in the first four months of 2022.
Additional reporting by Craig McCarthy
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