A Nigerian woman, Anthonia Egegbara has been charged with attempted murder; after she was seen in a shocking footage shoving an innocent female commuter into the side of an oncoming NYC subway train.
New York City Police Department officers charged Egegbara on Tuesday; over surveillance footage which shows her getting up from a bench and shoving a bystander; into the side of a moving 1 train at the Times Square subway station around 8am Monday October 4.
The victim, a 42-year-old woman who has not been identified; was taken to a nearby hospital in stable condition after sustaining facial injuries; following what is believed to be an unprovoked attack.
The 29-year-old Nigerian was arrested as transit crimes in New York City rose by 121.7 per cent for the week ending September 26; compared to the same period in 2020.
Egegbara, whose listed address is a hotel in Far Rockaway Queens that is used as a female shelter; instigated her alleged attack just hours before a man shot himself in the leg in that same subway station.
ABC 7 News reported that police might be sending Egegbara to a hospital to be mentally evaluated; with no motive yet given for the assault.