A 64-year-old woman was pushed to the ground by a stranger on a Queens subway platform Wednesday afternoon, resulting in an arm injury, police said.
The Flushing woman was boarding a number 7 train at the 90th Street station just after 1 p.m. when a man accidentally pushed her and fell backwards, police said.
The victim, who had to be helped by fellow passengers, was bleeding from the wrist after the violent impact, but did not hit a train or fall onto the tracks.
She was taken to Elmhurst Hospital to be treated for a possible broken arm, police said. Her condition was reported as stable.
Police said the victim did not know the man who assaulted her.
The suspect was described as a small man who fled the station in blue jeans and a gray sweater. WABC TV reported.
Crime in local public transport fell by 4.3% over the course of the year. according to NYPDand overall crime has decreased by 0.03% compared to the same period last year.
According to the police, crime and assault increased by 5.3% and 4.8% respectively, and car theft increased by 18.6%.
The Big Apple has been ravaged by harrowing subway assaults, including one that killed 40-year-old Deloitte employee Michelle Go at the Times Square train station last year.
Her alleged attacker was committed to a mental institution after being found unfit to stand trial.
Earlier this year, a teenage girl was pushed onto the train tracks while getting her hair done for prom.
She managed to get to safety, suffering a few abrasions and bruises.