Malfunctioning man Samuel Junker faces $250,000 bail for pushing his mother onto the subway tracks from New York

A mad man accused of pushing a married mother onto the tracks of a Manhattan subway station and breaking her leg in the process had only one evil thought on his mind as he confronted his innocent victim, how prosecutors indicted on Friday.

Bail for 41-year-old Samuel Junker was set at $250,000 at his arraignment in Manhattan Criminal Court for the alleged baseless assault Tuesday at Chambers Street Station in lower Manhattan.

Prosecutors argued that Junker knew exactly what he was going to do when he entered the subway station.

“When he entered the subway station, his sole purpose was to push the victim onto the tracks and flee immediately,” Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Madeline Holbrook said.

According to prosecutors, Junker Wan followed suit

Samuel Junker can be seen filing his indictment
Samuel Junker was being held on $250,000 bail for allegedly pushing a woman onto the Chambers Station subway tracks.
Steven Hirsch

According to a complaint in the case, Junker quickly fled the tube station but was caught Thursday after a police officer recognized him from a wanted poster during an unrelated attack – he was wearing the same red shirt as on the night of the attack Stop in Lower Manhattan.

Xu told the Post she was so scared of the unprovoked attack that she might never ride the subway again.

Wan Xu is pictured
Xu is married and has one child.
Bridget Stelzer

“I was already scared to take the train because of this event,” Xu said from her apartment in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

“I don’t know how I’m ever going to take the train in the future.”

Wan Xu.  In the picture, her leg is broken after an unprovoked attack.
Wan Xu suffered a broken leg after being pushed onto the subway tracks.
Bridget Stelzer

According to the prosecutor, the 34-year-old mother suffered a broken leg and other bruises as a result of the attack.

Prosecutors said they were investigating whether the attack was racially motivated.

Junker, who was previously convicted in Georgia of exposing his genitals, faces a maximum sentence of 15 years if convicted.

His next court date is September 6th.


JACLYN DIAZ is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. JACLYN DIAZ joined USTimeToday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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