A naked man who shoved a New Yorker off a subway platform Saturday afternoon died after making contact with the third rail when he jumped onto the tracks to fight a good Samaritan who tried to help the victim.
The incident occurred at the 2 and 3 train station at 110th Street and Central Park North just before 4pm.
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A witness said the man went up to another New York who ‘felt disrespected, so he squared up like he was going to fight the naked man’.
That’s when the alleged attacker started pummeling the victim before shoving him off the platform.
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A naked man who shoved a New Yorker off a subway platform Saturday afternoon died after making contact with the third rail when he jumped onto the tracks to fight a good Samaritan who tried to help the victim
A good Samaritan (left and right) was seen jumping onto the tracks to help the victim before the naked man started attacking him. During their scuffle the man is seen falling onto the third rail
A good Samaritan who witnessed the incident then jumped onto the platform to help the victim.
That’s when the alleged attacker also jumped off the platform and onto the track bed and began hitting the good Samaritan.
Video of the incident shows a No. 3 train halt just in time as the two men threw punches. During the scuffle on the tracks, the naked man’s shoulder made contact with the third rail.
A witness told the Daily News that the good Samaritan had punched the man, causing him to fall onto the rail.
‘It was a heavy punch,’ the witness said. ‘That’s when the naked man fell.’
The alleged attacker fell onto the third rail, which holds 625 volts of electricity that’s enough to instantly kill anyone. He was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.
Video of the incident shows a No. 3 train halt just in time as the two men threw punches. During the scuffle on the tracks, the naked man made contact with the third rail and electrocuted himself. First responders are seen wheeling his body out of the train station
The third rail carries 625 volts of electricity, which is enough to instantly kill anyone. He was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later. First responders are seen putting the man’s body in the back of an ambulance
New York City police said no one was charged in the incident. Authorities are seen cordoning off the entrance to the train station on Saturday
The good Samaritan and the victim were taken to a local hospital where they were treated for minor injuries.
New York City police said no one was charged in the incident.
Since November, at least four people have been pushed onto subway tracks in the city.
According to the New York Post, a 32-year-old man was shoved off the platform at the Times Square train station this month and on Christmas Eve a station attendant was pushed off the Nassau Avenue platform in Brooklyn.
There were two incidents in November that involved people being pushed off subway platforms at the 42nd Street-Bryant Park station and Union Square.
All of them survived, but each one serves as an example of the increase in crime throughout the city.
Murders in New York rocketed by 125 per cent in the first 10 days of 2021.
Nine people died between January 1 and 10 this year, compared to four in the same period last new, new figures show.
The first victim of the year in the Big Apple was a 20-year-old man shot dead minutes after midnight outside the notorious Umbrella Hotel in Kew Gardens in Queens.
Shootings have surged by 24 per cent on last year, from 25 to 31 incidents.
Gunshot victims increased by 29 per cent from 28 to 36, including a 33-year-old woman struck by a stray bullet as she lay in bed in Brooklyn just minutes after New Year’s Eve fell.
The early violence does not bode well for 2021, considering the number of shootings and gun victims in 2020 matched the totals for the two prior years combined.